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Women in Houston & Texas Politics, Health Care, Galveston Restaurant Week: Houston Matters for Thursday, January 9, 2014

Posted on · The Houston City Council’s back in session but, aside from Mayor Parker, there are just two women on the council, the fewest in 15 years. It’s also the first time in a quarter century that a minority woman does not have a seat on the city council. What, if anything, do we make of this? […]

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Houston Matters for Thurs., Oct. 3, 2013

Posted on · We have a complex relationship, at times, with what books we use, and how we use them, in public education here in Texas. We have been at the center of controversy over the language and information presented in Texas classroom textbooks, most notably, back in 2009, new standards were created to include critical statements about […]

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Houston Matters for Wed., Oct. 2, 2013

Posted on · U.S. Senator and Houstonian Ted Cruz has been at the center of the squabbling in Congress that’s led to the partial shutdown of the federal government. On the Senate floor and in the media, he’s led the charge to defund the Affordable Care Act by any means necessary, including calling to tie such action to […]

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How You Can Navigate the New Health Exchange for the Affordable Care Act in Houston

Posted on · This coming Tuesday will mark the start of the sign-up period for uninsured Houstonians to receive coverage through a new health exchange. In the final installment of our recurring Affordable Care Act series, we offer you a chance to get your questions answered and myths debunked. We are joined once again by KUHF Health and […]

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Houston Matters for Thursday, September 26, 2013

Posted on · You know that one thing that just sticks in your craw...that makes your otherwise wonderful life here in Houston just a little tiny bit less than it could be? "Oh, if ONLY it weren't for THAT!” Well, today is your day to vent – to share with the rest of Greater Houston that one thing […]

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Statewide Look at the Affordable Care Act

Posted on · In our fourth installment of the Affordable Care Act implementation, as the October 1st enrollment time nears, Craig Cohen spoke with Texas’ Health and Human Services Director Marjorie Petty. He was also joined by KUHF”S Health and Science Reporter Carrie Feibel. Our previous installments: http://www.houstonmatters.org/segments/segment-c/2013/08/29/demystifying-the-affordable-care-act-for-houstonians http://www.houstonmatters.org/segments/segment-c/2013/09/05/the-affordable-care-act-for-those-houstonians-who-are-self-employed-and-unemployed http://www.houstonmatters.org/segments/segment-c/2013/09/12/navigating-health-care-options-for-the-affordable-care-act-in-houston

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Houston Matters for Thurs., Sept. 19, 2013

Posted on · We’ve explored Houston’s diversity many times on this program. We’ve also examined how the Montrose neighborhood in Houston, in particular, has long had a reputation for being gay-friendly. Many Houstonians also point to one of our political leaders as a demonstration of how we’re ahead of the curve, as the only major city with a […]

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Navigating Health Care Options for the Affordable Care Act in Houston

Posted on · We continue our weekly series of conversations designed to help prepare you for the rollout of the final phase of the Affordable Care Act, in which uninsured Americans can seek out health care benefits through a "marketplace." Today, we learned about resources available to help you navigate that marketplace. KUHF's Health and Science reporter Carrie […]

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The Affordable Care Act for those Houstonians who are Self-Employed and Unemployed

Posted on · Each Thursday between now and October 1st, Houston Matters is devoting some time to offering you a chance to get questions answered, as to what may be the biggest change in health care in America since Medicare begins in earnest. On October 1st, under the Affordable Care Act, Americans can begin to sign up for […]

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Houston Matters for Thursday, August 29, 2013

Posted on · This week’s festivities marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washingtongot us thinking: what would cause Houstonians to march? Sure, we have our share of marches, rallies, and protests. But not as many, it would seem, as other big cities, and usually not with the turnout you may find elsewhere. It would seem we’re […]