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How Does News Coverage Affect Our Perception of Crime in Houston?

Posted on · If you watch a local newscast in Houston, plenty of the half-hour will surely be devoted to crime. And that’s pretty typical in a major city. But how crime is covered by media here affects our perceptions of crime. We’ll discuss that with Mike O’Neill, an Executive Producer at KHOU CBS 11, Wayne Dolcefino, a […]

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Why — Or Why Not — Are Houstonians Signing Up for Healthcare Before the March 31 Deadline?

Posted on · We check in with Houston Public Media health and science reporter Carrie Feibel to discuss the impending March 31 deadline for uninsured Houstonians to sign up for health insurance. We discuss why some haven’t signed up, and whether they’re merely procrastinating, overwhelmed or confused by the process, or are intentionally choosing not to get insurance, accepting the […]

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Stay Classy Houston: What’s Right and Wrong About Local News

Posted on · Last week, we explored the state of community papers in Houston. Today, we turn our attention to the major news media outlets in town, to consider the state of local news coverage in Greater Houston. We welcome your questions for George Haj, senior editor at the Houston Chronicle, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff, and former KTRH reporter and […]