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Under the Mango Tree: Preventing Child Labor Trafficking

Posted on · Chris Field is the Founder and Executive Director of The Mercy Project, a non-profit working in Ghana to prevent kids from being trafficked into labor in small fishing villages. Field was born in Houston but found his way to College Station where, at 19, he ran for mayor. Later, he started a summer camp, and […]

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Hazlewood Act, Missing Persons, and Chris Field: Tuesday’s show (February 3, 2015)

Posted on · The Hazlewood Act in Texas provides veterans (and some children of veterans) exemptions from some tuition and fee charges at public colleges and universities here. It’s awarded regardless of financial need. But historically, it has required the veteran to be a resident of Texas at enlistment. That wasn’t the case for Keith Harris. He enlisted […]