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Houston Matters for Tues., Nov. 19, 2013

Last week, we explored the state of community papers in Houston. Today, we turn our attention to the major news media outlets in town, to consider the state of local news coverage in Greater Houston. We’ll welcome your questions for George Haj, senior editor at the Houston Chronicle, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff, and former KTRH reporter and […]

Last week, we explored the state of community papers in Houston. Today, we turn our attention to the major news media outlets in town, to consider the state of local news coverage in Greater Houston. We’ll welcome your questions for George Haj, senior editor at the Houston Chronicle, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff, and former KTRH reporter and assistant news director Joe Householder. We’ll talk about the state of newsrooms in town, how technology, social media, and changing viewing, listening and reading habits have impacted the industry, and we’ll welcome your suggestions for the types of coverage Houston’s media does well, as well as the stories local news media may miss.

Also this hour: we’ll learn about research being conducted right here in Houston to improve the treatment of patients recovering from strokes – including an intriguing study involving the use of an ultrasound “helmet” which works in concert with drug therapy to help ischemic stroke patients. We’ll also learn about common warning signs of stroke.

And: A conversation with Barry Scheck, co-founder of The Innocence Project, an organization which seeks DNA testing for convicts the project believes are innocent. So far, 311 people nationwide have been exonerated of crimes as a result of the project’s work. According to Scheck, more such exonerations have occurred here in Texas than in any other state.

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