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Full Show: Travel Ban Upheld, And Improving Houston’s Walkability (June 26, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: The Supreme Court upholds Pres. Trump's travel ban. We discuss efforts to make Houston a more walkable environment. Then, new research helps us understand how memories are stored. And a new book captures the beauty (and eeriness) of some of the Lone Star State’s most interested abandoned buildings.

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Researchers Study How Your Favorite Song Affects Your Brain

Posted on · (Above: A researcher studies brain scans of a patient inside an MRI, in a video from Houston Methodist.)Houston Methodist recently conducted a study concerning music’s effect on the brain. In the study, the subjects were placed in an MRI machine and exposed to various types of pre-selected music and plain speaking, and then a song […]

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Virginia Shooting, Political Roundup, and the Effect of Music on Your Brain: Wednesday’s Show (June 14, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Two people hug in an area blocked off by police crime scene tape in Alexandria, Va., after a shooting during a congressional baseball practice June 14, 2017. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images) We’re learning more about this morning’s shooting in Alexandria, Va., during a Republican Congressional baseball practice. Members of Congress and their […]

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This is Your Brain on Art: Study Explores Intersection of Art and Science

Posted on · The theory that the brain responds positively to art is not new to science. But researcher Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal at the University of Houston is using a different approach to test that belief. News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop gives us a closer look at the study. (Above: News 88.7’s Amy Bishop has her […]