Town Square

Experts Agree Texas Voting Systems Needs To Be Reformed But Disagree How

Posted on · An expert from Rice University's Baker Institute explains how the Republican-led opposition to voting expansion rights may hurt them more at the ballot box than it may hurt Democrats.

Energy & Environment

Energy Policy Could Be Opportunity For Bipartisan Action, According to Baker Institute Report

Posted on · Criticism and support for the President's actions on climate change largely fall along party lines, a policy brief from Rice University’s Baker Institute says energy and climate are potential areas for bipartisan action. 

Full Show

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 […]

Houston Matters

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 […]