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Highway Fonts and Convict Leasing: Wednesday’s Show (March 23, 2016)

Posted on · Highway signs are carefully regulated. They have to be a certain height and color. Most importantly, of course, they have to be as legible as possible, and that’s why there are standard rules for lettering. Back in 2004, Texas and some other states opted to use a new, independently designed font called Clearview instead of […]

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Dr. Stephen Klineberg: Lessons from 30 Years Studying a Changing Houston

Posted on · For 34 years, Rice University sociologist Dr. Stephen Klineberg has examined the Greater Houston region’s economic and demographic transformations and recorded how area residents respond to them in the Kinder Houston Area Survey. There’s really no other research program quite like it anywhere in the country. To discuss what it can tell us about Houston’s […]

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Should Texas Initiate a Needle Exchange Program?

Posted on · During the legislative session, the Texas House of Representatives passed a bill allowing for the creation of needle exchange pilot programs in the state's urban areas, including Harris County. However, the bill ultimately died in the Senate. It’s the fourth time in six years backers of the initiative hoped it would pass both houses. One […]