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Banning Native American Mascots, Charity Scams & City Council Runoffs: Houston Matters for Thurs., Dec. 12, 2013

Posted on · HISD today may take its first steps towards a policy prohibiting the use of certain Native American mascots and symbols some deem offensive or culturally insensitive. While some consider such representations offensive, others characterize them as symbols of respect. Still others see such labels as political correctness run amok. We’ll discuss. Also: ‘Tis the season […]

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TV Series Tells “Arab American Stories”

Posted on · Houston, of course, was recently deemed the most diverse city in the nation, and a big part of that diversity is Arab American. A new 13-part public television series called “Arab American Stories” aims to tell their stories – including some from Houston. Houston Matters' Michael Hagerty spoke with the show’s host, NPR arts and […]

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Celebrating Turkish Culture at Turkish Fest

Posted on · This weekend, the 23rd TurkishFest Houston takes place at Jones Plaza on Louisiana Street in Houston. It's a celebration of Turkish culture, including food, music, Turkish coffee, traditional dance, fortune telling and more. Houston Matters' Craig Cohen talks with some of the folks behind the event from the American Turkish Association Houston.

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Heart Health in Houston

Posted on · Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the nation, and Houston is no exception. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 28 percent of deaths in the Houston area are related to cardiovascular disease. We talk with some area cardiologists about new research on heart disease and what you can do to […]

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Houston Matters for Mon., Oct. 7, 2013

Posted on · Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the nation, and Houston is no exception. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 28 percent of deaths in the Houston area are related to cardiovascular disease. We talk with some area cardiologists about new research on heart disease and what you can do to […]

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Banned Books Week and Creationism in Texas Schools

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, at times, been at the center of controversy over the language and information presented in Texas classroom textbooks, most notably in the form of occasional challenges to the teaching of […]