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UH Study: News May Influence Racial Bias

Posted on · Does what we see or read in the news influence our subconscious feelings about race? A new study from the University of Houston suggests as much. We learn more from the study’s co-author, UH Assistant Professor of Communication Temple Northup. His article “Effects of Long-Term Exposure to News Stereotypes on Implicit and Explicit Attitudes” was […]

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HERO Trial, Cutting the Cable Cord, and the Houston Auto Show: Houston Matters for Friday, January 23, 2015

Posted on · Jury selection begins Monday, with opening statements to follow Tuesday, in the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance trial in Harris County District Judge Robert Schaffer’s courtroom. Opponents of the ordinance allege the city wrongly invalidated thousands of signatures on their petition for a referendum on the law. Last week, Judge Schaffer granted the plaintiff’s request for […]

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Is Houston a Home for Introverts?

Posted on · We’ve noted a number of times on this program how diverse Houston is. Ethnically, religiously, socioeconomically. No matter how you slice it, Houston is a melting pot. And that goes for personalities, too. We have loud, expressive, bombastic people. We have reserved, introspective people. While we routinely hear from the extroverts among us, those sociable […]

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How to Improve Communication Between Generations

Posted on · We discuss the challenges of communicating between generations. In the workplace, in personal relationships, is there a generational divide when it comes to how we interact with one another? How might such a potential communication gap manifest itself in Greater Houston? We ask Houston-based family therapist Sadia Jalali, psychologist Dr. Michael Winters, and Suzanne Buck, […]

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Project Aims to Help Citizens Better Communicate Urban Development Ideas to City Leaders

Posted on · We learn about the BMC Project from its executive director Andy Hirschfeld. The public policy start-up aims to help citizens better communicate to their respective city leaders their ideas for the urban environment  and development.