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Earthquakes and Compassion: Tuesday’s Show (April 28, 2015)

A new study from Southern Methodist University links earthquakes in North Texas to oil and gas operations. The Texas Railroad Commission’s seismologist has questioned the research and its conclusions. Nevertheless, the commission may shut down a pair of waste water injection wells noted in the study. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the […]

A new study from Southern Methodist University links earthquakes in North Texas to oil and gas operations. The Texas Railroad Commission’s seismologist has questioned the research and its conclusions. Nevertheless, the commission may shut down a pair of waste water injection wells noted in the study.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the environmental and political implications of these developments with Dave Fehling, News 88.7’s energy and environment reporter.

Also, the city of Baltimore recovering today from looting, arson, and violence following Monday’s funeral for 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died of spinal cord injuries last week while in police custody. Once again, a US city sees both peaceful protests and then acts of violence following the death of a black man in custody or being pursued by police. And once again, it has us asking if such events could occur here in Houston?

Here’s a recap of some of the ways Houston Matters has approached that question over the last year:

Majority Of African-Americans In Houston Feel Criminal Justice System Is Biased
Houston Workshop Teaches Minorities How to Interact with the Police
How Can Law Enforcement Better Relate to the People it Serves?
Is There A Racial Opportunity Divide in Greater Houston?

Then: The Hubble Telescope was deployed 25 years ago this past weekend. We hear from the Houston-based flight director of the mission that deployed Hubble.

Plus: we welcome your questions for area fertility experts, and we consider whether Houston is a compassionate city.

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