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Study: Laws Protecting Child Witnesses Lack Uniformity from State to State

Posted on · It’s not uncommon for kids to take the stand to testify in criminal, civil or juvenile courts. But legal protections for these underage witnesses — and for victims too — vary greatly from state to state, according to some research from Sam Houston State University. To tell us more, we talk with Ashley Fansher, a doctoral […]

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Why the Halliburton/Baker Hughes Merger Failed: Tuesday’s show (May 10, 2016)

Posted on · Last week (May 2, 2016), Halliburton and Baker Hughes — two of the world’s biggest oilfield services companies, headquartered in Houston — called off an estimated $28 billion merger. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss why the deal ultimately fell through — and what the impact may be on Houston. We welcome your questions […]