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The State of Houston’s Health: Monday’s Show (April 11, 2016)

On today’s program, we continue our 2nd annual “State of Houston” series – exploring the state of Greater Houston’s economy, transportation, health, education, environment, politics and culture. Today, we look at what’s happening here in health and science, with News 88.7’s health and science reporter Carrie Feibel. Also this hour: National Poetry Week Each Monday this […]

Houston Matters microphonesOn today’s program, we continue our 2nd annual “State of Houston” series – exploring the state of Greater Houston’s economy, transportation, health, education, environment, politics and culture. Today, we look at what’s happening here in health and science, with News 88.7’s health and science reporter Carrie Feibel.

Also this hour:

National Poetry Week

Each Monday this month, during National Poetry Month, we meet Houston-based poets. Today, we’re introduced to Bruno Ríos, a poet, novelist, and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston.

Sports Monday

Every Monday, we talk with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine, about developments in Houston sports. Today, we discuss the Astros’ opening week, the Rockets’ dim playoff hopes, J.J. Watt’s admission that he won’t play “terribly longer” for the Texans, plus a recap of Saturday’s Dynamo draw, and the start of the NHL playoffs brings with it an historic (if, on paper, easy) matchup for the Lone Star state’s only hockey franchise.

Special fundraising note

We will have a special challenge for you during today’s program, as part of our “Spring into Action” fundraising campaign. Remember you can kick in a few bucks to help us continue this vibrant service, at houstonpublicmedia.org, or call 888-909-0887. Thanks!

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