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Technology Outlook, Smoking Policies and Britta Phillips: Wednesday’s Show (October 12, 2016)

What are the most probable technological changes that’ll happen over the next decade? Rice University is hosting a symposium today (Oct. 12, 2016) addressing that question. The event is framed by a study that looks at how technology will impact the future of multiple industries, including shipping and energy. Technology Outlook 2025 is a report that […]

Houston Matters microphonesWhat are the most probable technological changes that’ll happen over the next decade? Rice University is hosting a symposium today (Oct. 12, 2016) addressing that question. The event is framed by a study that looks at how technology will impact the future of multiple industries, including shipping and energy. Technology Outlook 2025 is a report that the international company DNV GL releases every five years.

On today’s edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the report and what this technological shift means for our future workforce with two guests: Charles McConnell, is executive director of Rice University’s Energy and Environment Initiative, and Paal Johansen, executive vice president and regional manager for maritime Americas at DNV GL.

Also this hour…

Checking in With Houston Parks

We talk with the president and CEO of Houston Parks Board about the non-profit and some of the greenspace projects it’s overseeing — most notably the Bayou Greenways 2020 project.

Effectiveness of Tobacco Policies

A recent report examines the impact of two tobacco policies aimed at reducing hospitalizations. We talk with the co-author of that report, Vivian Ho, chair in health economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of the institute’s Center for Health and Biosciences.

Singer-Songwriter Britta Phillips

Los Angeles-based Musician Britta Phillips recently stopped by Houston Public Media’s Geary Studio while on tour. We have highlights from her visit.

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