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Hate Crimes, SpaceCom and Pet Care: Monday’s Show (November 14, 2016)

The number of hate crimes against Muslims reported to police rose by 67 percent in 2015, according to numbers released by the FBI today (Nov. 14, 2016). And, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been more than 200 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation since Election Day. And, according to the Southern Poverty […]

houston matters microphoneThe number of hate crimes against Muslims reported to police rose by 67 percent in 2015, according to numbers released by the FBI today (Nov. 14, 2016). And, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been more than 200 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation since Election Day.

And, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been more than 200 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation since election day. It’s even led President-elect Donald Trump, whose aggressive campaign rhetoric emboldened some white supremacist groups, to respond to reports of hate crimes and harassment with a simple message: “Stop it.” (He repeated those words during his 60 Minutes interview with CBS’s Lesley Stahl, which aired Sunday).

Hate crimes can, and do, occur anywhere — Houstonians are certainly not immune. On this edition of Houston Matters, News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider talks with Mark Potok, a senior fellow from the Southern Poverty Law Center, about hate crimes. It’s one of a number of conversations Andrew Schneider has had in recent weeks on the subject, which he’ll report on in more detail in the coming days.
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SpaceCom Convention Brings Terrestrial and Aerospace Industries Together

SpaceCom, a “space commerce” conference and expo takes place in Houston this week (Nov. 15-17, 2016) at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Organizers tout it as an opportunity to “highlight the intersection points between terrestrial industries and the aerospace community.” What are those intersections? We ask Clay Dillow, who’s reporting on the SpaceCom convention for Fortune. We also hear from Tom Pirrone, Senior Vice President of Stratollite Applications at World View, a company involved in commercial aerospace in Arizona.

Veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller Fields Your Dog and Cat Care Questions

On the second Monday of every month, Houston Matters goes to the dogs…and cats. We’re joined by veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic, who fields your questions about anything related to the care and feeding of your beloved dog or cat.

Houston Texans Escape With Road Win Over Jaguars

The Houston Texans managed their first road win of the season Sunday in Jacksonville. But their 24-21 victory over the Jaguars may have been closer than it really should have been. We discuss the game, and other developments in Houston sports, with Jeff Balke, who writes for the Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.

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