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Gun Violence in Houston, Alzheimer’s Research & The Hermann Park Train: Houston Matters for Tues., Dec. 17, 2013

Saturday marked the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty children and six adults were killed. A year later, on this edition of Houston Matters, we consider gun violence here in Houston. Does Houston have more or fewer incidents of gun violence than other major U.S. cities? Is it getting […]

Saturday marked the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty children and six adults were killed. A year later, on this edition of Houston Matters, we consider gun violence here in Houston. Does Houston have more or fewer incidents of gun violence than other major U.S. cities? Is it getting better or worse here? And what efforts are underway to curb such violence in Houston?

We’ll talk it over with Ray Hunt, President of the Houston Police Officers’ Union, Criminal Justice Professor Michael Cavanaugh from the University of Houston, and Gavriella Roisman, who lost her father to gun violence.

Also this hour: we discuss the impact the holidays can have on Alzheimer’s patients, and we’ll find out about some research being conducted here in Houston designed to help decelerate memory loss.

And: Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin hops aboard the Hermann Park Train.

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