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Full Show: Santa Fe Starts A New School Year, And Firefighters’ Workers Comp Claims (Aug. 20, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A Santa Fe student explores our nation's gun culture. We learn why Texas firefighters with cancer are consistently denied workers comp. We talk with UTMB researchers who bio-engineered a set of human lungs. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.

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Getting Healthcare Technology to Impoverished Areas: Meet Houston’s Latest MacArthur ‘Genius’

Posted on · In September (2016), Houston gained its third resident genius. That is Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum, a bioengineering professor at Rice University who was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as the “genius grant.” Richards’ work looks simple to the naked eye. Her program Beyond Traditional Borders, which she co-founded, and 360º Institute for Global Health at Rice, […]