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Full Show: Bike Plan Revisited, And The Life Of A Storm Chaser (April 17, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Bike Houston issues a report card on the city's bike plan. We look back at the Branch Davidian siege, which ended 25 years ago this week. We learn what issues Texas museums are facing. We meet a biomedical engineer who makes wheelchairs for the disabled in developing countries. And we learn about the life of a famous storm chaser.

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Engineer Designs Cheap, Durable Wheelchair to Distribute to Developing Countries

Posted on · Don Schoendorfer is a biomedical engineer with a doctorate from MIT. So when he started tinkering with parts from old lawn chairs and bicycles, some thought he was losing his mind. His wife wasn’t a fan of all the debris in their garage either. But Don was working to make prototype after prototype of a […]

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Changing Attitudes About Football and East Texas Church Arson: Monday’s Show (April 6, 2015)

Posted on · Last month, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland abruptly announced his retirement from the NFL after just one season. He wasn’t injured. He was, however, concerned about the long-term effects of repetitive brain trauma. With all that we know – and all that we don’t know – about the physical and emotional toll exacted on […]