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Full Show: No-Knock Raids, And Unsung Civil Rights Leaders (Feb. 19, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: HPD ends the use of no-knock raids. We learn about some unsung Civil Rights activists. An art exhibit features work by adults with disabilities. And we reflect on what the film Reality Bites says about Houston, 25 years later.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, and the Portrayal of Disabilities in the Media (Oct. 10, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn about Texans helping Florida prepare for Hurricane Michael. Then, we discuss local efforts to reduce climate change. Plus, our experts break down the latest political news. We discuss how disabilities are depicted in the media. And we learn about a new prequel to Bram Stoker's Dracula.

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Full Show: Law Professors Oppose Kavanaugh, and Remembering Dr. Red Duke (Oct. 4, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Local law professors take a stand against Brett Kavanaugh. We discuss how young people with disabilities or chronic illnesses make the transition to adulthood. A local doctor calls for stricter standards in diagnosing gestational diabetes. And a new biography remembers Dr. Red Duke.

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Maria Town: Her Vision for the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner recently announced that Maria Town will head the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities. Town previously served as the disability community liaison for the Obama Administration’s Office of Public Engagement. Maggie Martin talks with her about her previous national experience and what she hopes to accomplish here in Houston.

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New Leader in City of Houston’s Office for Disabilities, and Writer Lindy West: Tuesday’s Show (March 28, 2017)

Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner recently announced that Maria Town will head the Office for People with Disabilities. Town previously served as the disability community liaison for the Obama Administration’s Office of Public Engagement. On this edition of Houston Matters, Maggie Martin talks with her about her previous national experience and what she hopes to accomplish here in Houston. […]

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Disability Advocates Weigh in on Special Education Enrollment

Posted on · The Houston Chronicle recently examined special education enrollment in the state of Texas and found that over the last decade-plus, non-elected state officials have set an arbitrary limit to what percentage of students should be given special education services in each school district. The investigation says that limit – 8.5 percent – along with strict […]

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Fighting Sexual Exploitation, and Houston’s Musical History: Thursday’s Show (September 29, 2016)

Posted on · Beginning Thursday (Sept. 29, 2016), the National Center on Sexual Exploitation is holding a three-day summit in Houston covering efforts to combat sexual exploitation in several forms: pornography, sex trafficking, sexual violence, child abuse and objectification. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the summit – and efforts to combat sexual exploitation in […]

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Financial Planning for Families with Special Needs Kids

Posted on · Eddie Goldsberry is a CPA and Beth Owens works with personal trusts at Bank of Texas. What do they both have in common? Well, they’ve tailored their practices to help families with special-needs children. They aim to help families find the right products, services and legal help to facilitate long-term financial planning– something they say not […]

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School Rankings, and Affordable Housing: Monday’s Show (June 6, 2016)

Posted on · Each year, the nonprofit organization Children at Risk publishes a report ranking public schools in Greater Houston and across Texas. Their goal: to identify which schools are succeeding, and which are struggling as a way to encourage parents, teachers and the community at large to discuss ways to improve public education. The 2016 report is […]