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Study: Immigrant Children are More Likely to be Sedentary

Posted on · A new study by sociologists at Rice University indicates immigrant children from all racial and ethnic backgrounds are more likely to be sedentary than U.S.-born white children. We learn more about the study from Rachel Kimbro, one of its co-authors, and discuss reasons why this might be the case.

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Payday Lenders, Fracking Water and LibroFEST: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Posted on · You’ve seen them all over Greater Houston – and maybe you’ve even had to use one: payday or auto title loan centers. Customers short on cash can get a high-interest loan due at their next payday or they can borrow money with the title to their car as collateral. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

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Primary Election Analysis, Kids & Nutrition, Service Dogs & Bagpipes: Houston Matters for Wed., March 5, 2014

Posted on · Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst placed a distant second in Tuesday’s GOP primary. He will have to make up ground to defeat State Senator Dan Patrick in a runoff election on May 27th, just to be his own party’s nominee for re-election to his current post come November. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss […]