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Bill King Mayoral Candidate Interview: Tuesday’s Show (September 1, 2015)

Posted on · On Tuesdays through Sept. 22, 2015, we offer you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the City of Houston. We continue on this edition with former Kemah mayor and Houston Chronicle columnist Bill King. The Houston native is an attorney and businessman. He served two terms as mayor of […]

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In the Wake of Murders, Do Domestic Violence Laws Go Far Enough?

Posted on · Earlier this week, David Ray Conley was charged with three counts of capital murder, after he allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend Valerie Jackson, her husband, and six children Saturday inside a home north of Houston, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy Tim Cannon said the motive seems to be a dispute between the […]

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Rerouting Houston Buses and Ocean Acidification: Thursday’s Show (August 13, 2015)

Posted on · On Sunday (Aug. 16, 2015), METRO is launching a major redesign to its bus routes. The goal? To boost ridership and remove vehicles from already crowded roads. But for some riders, it could mean a longer walk to get on a bus and more time to get to their destinations. All this week on News […]

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Does Violence on the Field Lead to Domestic Violence Off the Field?

Posted on · Last week, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on domestic violence in professional sports. The meeting examined policies regarding domestic violence in the NFL, Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL. Committee members say the problem has come into focus since a video surfaced of pro-football player Ray Rice striking his then-fiancée (now wife) […]

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End of Year Tax Advice and Domestic Violence & Pro Sports: Houston Matters for Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Posted on · Last week, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on domestic violence in professional sports. The meeting examined policies regarding domestic violence in the NFL, Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL. Committee members say the problem has come into focus since a video surfaced of pro-football player Ray Rice striking […]

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Houston Authors Bill White, Lacy Johnson, David Berg and More: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Posted on · From time to time on Houston Matters, we speak with authors either traveling through or living in Greater Houston. Some write about historical events, others tell personal stories, still others pen books reflecting on our life and times. On this special edition of the program, we listen back to some of our favorite author interviews. […]

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Training Healthcare Workers to Spot Domestic Violence

Posted on · There’s been plenty of discussion about domestic violence in the media the past month or so, whether it’s discussing the proper penalties for an abuser or trying to make sense of why a victim would stay with her abuser. But often overlooked in the discussion are the healthcare workers who deal with victims of this […]

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Human Trafficking, Spotting Domestic Violence and Houston’s Punk Rock Scene: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Posted on · Human trafficking is a type of modern day slavery. It can take on many forms, including labor trafficking. But one of the most common and prevalent forms in the U.S. is sex trafficking of domestic victims. On this edition of Houston Matters: Texas is a hub for human trafficking, and Houston in particular is a […]

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The Other Side: A Domestic Violence Survivor’s Story

Posted on · This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Violence Against Women Act. The occasion comes the same week Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely by the NFL following the surfacing of a second video showing him hitting his wife Janay (they were not married at the time of the incident; they are now). […]

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Domestic Violence, Bilingual Teachers, and the Delanos: Houston Matters for Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Posted on · This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Violence Against Women Act. The occasion comes the same week Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely by the NFL following the surfacing of a second video showing him hitting his wife Janay (they were not married at the time of the incident; […]

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Protective Orders, Road Project Funding, and Driver’s Ed: Houston Matters for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Posted on · Six members of a family in suburban Spring who were shot to death last week will be laid to rest today in a private ceremony. Katie and Stephen Stay, and their four youngest children died in the attack. The couple’s 15-year-old daughter Cassidy survived, called police, and identified her uncle, Ronald Lee Haskell, as the […]

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Crisis Hotline Helps Houstonians At Their Darkest Hour

Posted on · We talk with representatives of Crisis Intervention of Houston, which has operated a 24-hour telephone crisis counseling and information hotline since 1970. We discuss the history of the service, and the types of calls they receive today. The crisis hotline number is: 713-HOTLINE (713-468-5463).