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Full Show: Genetic Ethics, And Teacher Pay (Nov. 27, 2018)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Rice University is launching an investigation into a professor claiming to have helped create the world’s first genetically edited babies. Then, we discuss how teacher pay works in Texas. Plus, Robbie Tolan tells his story of being shot by police in 2008. And we learn about Damron Men’s Travel Guide, a publication of LGBT-friendly establishments.

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Rice University is launching an investigation into a professor who claims to have helped create the world’s first genetically edited babies. Rice says the work is inconsistent with ethical norms of the scientific community and the university. We learn the latest on the investigation and consider the ethical implications.

Also this hour: If you asked a public school teacher — or even the average citizen — if teachers are underpaid, chances are they’d say yes.  We discuss how the system of teacher wages and benefits works in Texas.

Then, Houstonian Robbie Tolan tells the story of being shot by Bellaire police in his own driveway in 2008, which he recounts in his memoir No Justice.

And we learn about Damron Men’s Travel Guide (aka Damron Address Book), a guidebook created in the mid-1960’s listing LGBT-friendly establishments.

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