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Thursday’s Show: The College Admissions Process, And Black Maternal Mortality (Jan. 9, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Safety concerns stall construction on the ship channel bridge. We discuss how colleges decide who gets in. We learn how Project Row Houses is taking on the issue of black maternal mortality. And we visit a traveling exhibition of art made from LEGOs.

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Full Show: Immigration System Reaches A ‘Breaking Point,’ And Returning To The Moon In Five Years (March 28, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: An official says the immigration system is at a "breaking point." Mike Pence wants NASA to return to the moon in five years. We discuss the college admissions system. And we preview the new Astros Hall of Fame.

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Full Show: Houstonians React To Mosque Shootings, And Irish Ghost Stories (March 15, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Houstonians react to Mosque shootings, we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, listeners share the good news in their lives, and we learn about Main Street Theater's production of The Weir.

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Full Show: College Admissions Scandal, And The Weekly Political Roundup (March 13, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matter: A pair of Houstonians are caught up in the college admissions cheating scam. We discuss the week in politics. A study says continued immigration is key to the city's economic future. And writer Susan Meissner tells us about her book, The Last Year of the War.

Good, Bad and Ugly

Rick Perry Replacing Steve Bannon, and Tony Romo Retiring: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to our rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel weighs in […]

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The Year in Education, Philip Glass, and The Full Menu: Tuesday’s show (December 22, 2015)

Posted on · From legislative and judicial battles over school funding in Texas, to debate on area college campuses over how to implement the state’s new campus carry law, to oral arguments (again) before the Supreme Court over the use of affirmative action in college admissions, there were a lot of big developments in education here in Houston […]

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Texas Cases Before the Supreme Court: Friday’s Show (December 18, 2015)

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court last week (Dec. 8 and 9, 2015) heard oral arguments in two cases that stem from Texas. Evenwel v. Abbott deals with how legislative districts are drawn and could have a profound effect on future elections. Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin deals with the use of affirmative action in […]

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Mother-Daughter Team Pens Guide to the College Admission Process

Posted on · As part of our 2014 summer reading series, we spoke with Judith Widener Muir, who had written a book about how to insulate teenagers from the stresses of what she called "college frenzy, achievement mania, and media explosion." Muir is a college counselor – so is her daughter Katrin Lau. The two Houstonians have now […]

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Blue Bell and Texas Mutual Investigations: Wednesday’s Show (September 16, 2015)

Posted on · Over the weekend, the Houston Chronicle ran an investigative report examining long-term safety and sanitation issues at Blue Bell ice cream’s flagship Brehnam plant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says tainted Blue Bell products have sickened at least 13 people since 2010. Among them, three died after being hospitalized with other illnesses. Chronicle […]