Houston Matters

Full Show: Heart Scanning Innovation, And Houston Cowboy Culture (March 13, 2018)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We bring you the latest on a fatal bus accident involving some Houston students. Plus, a shuttered hospital in the Third Ward could soon get new life. Then, we learn about some new research that could help doctors repair damaged tissue after heart attacks. Also, we discuss the history of cowboy and rodeo culture in Houston. And artist Floyd Newsum talks about his career.

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We update you on a fatal accident in Alabama this morning involving a charter bus carrying Houston high school students. And Harris County Commissioners have approved the purchase of the shuttered Riverside General Hospital in Houston’s Third Ward.

Also this hour: When you have a heart attack, cells inside the heart are irreparably damaged — they don’t regenerate. But researchers here in Houston have come up with some new technology that might someday change that. Joshua Zinn finds out more.

Also this hour: With the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo underway, we look at the history of cowboy culture in our city. And internationally acclaimed artist and UH-Downtown professor Floyd Newsum talks about his work.

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