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Justin Turner of Bernie’s Burger Bus Discusses Other Careers He Thought About Pursuing

Posted on · Local chef, Justin Turner, owner and operator of Bernie’s Burger Bus in Belliare, tells us about other careers he thought about pursuing, such as being in music or as a radio DJ. (Above: Justin Turner, chef and owner of Bernie’s Burger Bus in Bellaire. Photo: Edel Howlin, Houston Public Media)

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Technology Outlook, Smoking Policies and Britta Phillips: Wednesday’s Show (October 12, 2016)

Posted on · What are the most probable technological changes that’ll happen over the next decade? Rice University is hosting a symposium today (Oct. 12, 2016) addressing that question. The event is framed by a study that looks at how technology will impact the future of multiple industries, including shipping and energy. Technology Outlook 2025 is a report that […]

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Why Aren’t There More Women in Architecture?

Posted on · There’s a gender gap in a number of professions, but it’s become rather stark in architecture. Why? Are there not enough women interested in studying architectural design? Or are they not progressing in the field? We talk with Donna Kacmar, an associate professor of architecture at the University of Houston, about what it might take to close […]

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Justin Turner of Bernie’s Burger Bus Discusses Other Careers He Thought About Pursuing

Posted on · Local chef, Justin Turner, owner and operator of Bernie’s Burger Bus in Belliare, tells us about other careers he thought about pursuing, such as being in music or as a radio DJ. (Above: Justin Turner, chef and owner of Bernie’s Burger Bus in Bellaire. Photo: Edel Howlin, Houston Public Media)

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Houston Boardrooms Are Gradually Becoming More Diverse

Posted on · An article in the Houston Chronicle last month explored how more women are being brought into company boardrooms in Houston. With more young women encouraged to enter STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers and older execs retiring, the trend may continue. We discuss this and other ways Houston’s boardrooms may be changing with Stephen Newton, the […]

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Rethinking Why Men and Women Choose Certain Professions

Posted on · A recent data report from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates nearly 69 percent of workers are in occupations dominated by one gender or the other. We talk with Rice University Assistant Professor of Sociology Erin Cech, who has sought to find out what’s behind that statistic, and whether preconceived notions about what motivates […]

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When is Too Soon to Start Thinking About Your Child’s Career?

Posted on · We discuss how students and their parents are handling requirements set out in an education law (House Bill 5) passed back in 2013. The bill stipulates, among other things, that eighth graders choose one of five areas of study, which will affect the courses they take in high school: STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), […]

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The Challenges of Making a Career in the Arts in Houston

Posted on · According to the Greater Houston Visitors Bureau, the city’s nonprofit arts organizations support over 14,000 full-time jobs a year. Still, there are thousands of artists in Houston who can’t sustain themselves solely on their creative careers. They take on other jobs-from teaching to bartending-to make ends meet. We talk with three Houston artists about how […]