Arts InSight

Houstonian Uses Art to Counteract His Anxiety, Autism

Posted on · Houstonian Grant Manier describes himself as an “eco-artist.” He applies recycled material to canvas to create art — but also to help him deal with the anxiety caused by Autism. His artwork will be featured on an upcoming edition of Arts InSight, this Friday, Feb. 24, at 8:30 p.m. on Houston Public Media TV 8. Grant gives […]

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Political Roundup and Roland Martin: Wednesday’s Show (February 22, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political round up and analysis of national, state and local political stories. From President Donald Trump’s lengthy press conference last week (Feb. 16, 2017), to Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Europe, to the latest from the Texas Legislature, on this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss it all […]

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Houston Researchers Involved in Massive Effort to Study the DNA of Autism Patients

Posted on · Two Houston researchers are involved in one of the largest autism studies ever undertaken in the U.S. Dr. Robin Kochel is an associate director for research at Texas Children’s Hospital’s Autism Center. And Dr. Ruth Ann Luna is the director of medical metagenomics at Texas Children’s Microbiome Center. They both participated in something called the SPARK autism study, […]

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Texas GOP Convention, Black Expo, and Chef Justin Yu: Thursday’s Show (May 12, 2016)

Posted on · The Texas GOP Convention kicks off in Dallas today (May 12, 2016). That’s where the state party chairman and delegates to the Republican National Convention are chosen. As Donald Trump is now the presumptive GOP nominee for president, bids to represent Texas at the national convention may be a bit less competitive. But it’s also where […]

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From Comedian to ‘Warrior Mom’ — One Mother’s Crusade to Help Her Special-Needs Son

Posted on · When Sheletta Brundidge, who bills herself as the funniest mom in Houston, found out her husband had lost his job — just after her son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder — she stopped laughing. Her son’s medical insurance was going to run out, and thousands of dollars in much-needed therapy loomed. So Brundidge transformed […]

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Kids and Mental Health, The Full Menu, and Kat Edmonson: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Posted on · According to the American Psychiatric Association, as many as one in ten children between the ages of six and 12 experience the “persistent feelings of sadness” associated with depression. According to the CDC and the Health Resources and Services Administration, more than one in ten children ages four to 17 have been diagnosed with attention deficit […]

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What Are the Red Flags for Autism? And What Are Resources Available in Houston?

Posted on · Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S, with one in every 68 children having the disorder. In 2012, Texas health officials reported almost 90-thousand children in the state have autism, and they estimate another 28-thousand Texas children will have it by 2017. We talk with a local mom about the challenges of having a child with autism. And […]