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Video Game Research, Houston Zoo, and Planet Taco: Houston Matters for Thursday, September 4, 2014

There’s all sorts of research being conducted into the effects of video games. Some worry that violent games desensitize kids towards violence in real life. Others worry about their impact on eyesight, or how they affect kids’ personalities. Here in Greater Houston, a couple of research efforts involving video games explore their impact in ways […]

There’s all sorts of research being conducted into the effects of video games. Some worry that violent games desensitize kids towards violence in real life. Others worry about their impact on eyesight, or how they affect kids’ personalities. Here in Greater Houston, a couple of research efforts involving video games explore their impact in ways you might not have considered. One looks at links between video game play and depression. The other examines how video games can be used to encourage kids to eat healthier.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll hear about each research effort here in Houston.

Also, we’ll welcome your questions for the President of the Houston Zoo.

And, we’ll talk with a Toronto-based lecturer and expert on the proliferation of Mexican food around the world, who says Texas can lay claim to a lot of what we might characterize today as traditional Mexican food. In other words: a Canadian will tell us about America’s role in Mexican food. Consider the continent covered.

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Craig Cohen

Craig Cohen

Executive Producer/Host, Houston Matters

Craig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekdays at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Houston Public Media, News 88.7 FM. Craig is a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism. He's spent the bulk of his career in public media, in roles ranging from programmer...

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