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‘Little Soldiers’ Examines Pros And Cons Of Chinese, Military-Style Approach To Education

Posted on · A journalist enrolls her son in the Chinese public school system and quickly discovers things are different from what she experienced growing up in Houston -- very different. Lenora Chu's book, Little Soldiers, examines the costs and benefits of the Chinese military-style approach to education.

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Full Show: Houstonians Helping Puerto Rico, And Harvey’s Toll On The Theater District (Sept. 26, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn how Houston's Puerto Rican community is responding to the natural disaster there. And members of arts organizations within Houston's much-celebrated Theater District talk about the damage they and their colleagues suffered from Harvey and how they're foraging ahead.

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What Are the Lessons Learned from the Sandy Phan-Gillis Case?

Posted on · (Above: Sandy Phan-Gillis is shown with her husband, Jeff, after spending more than two years detained in China. Photo Courtesy Jeff Gillis/Facebook) Houstonian Sandy Phan-Gillis is back in the United States after spending more than two years detained in China. Last month (April 2017), Phan-Gillis was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison but was deported […]

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Understanding the Situation with North Korea, and Sandy Phan-Gillis Update: Tuesday’s Show (May 16, 2017)

Posted on · (Above:Â North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is shown on a TV at the Seoul Railway Station in South Korea on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Photo: Ahn Young-joon |AP) North Korea and the U.S. have been antagonistic since the 1950s and the Korean War — and it’s never really seemed to cool down in the […]

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HUD Ruling on the Fountain View Housing Project, and Holocaust Survivor Eva Schloss: Wednesday’s Show (January 25, 2017)

Posted on · The US Department of Housing and Urban Development recently found the city's decision to nix an affordable housing project on Fountain View Drive was motivated at least in part by the race, color or national origin of the likely tenants. HUD says that's a violation of the Civil Rights Act. The ruling is the latest […]