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Planned Parenthood Cut from Medicaid, and The Good, Bad and Ugly of 2016: Wednesday’s Show (December 21, 2016)

Posted on · The Texas Health and Human Services Commission delivered a final legal notice to defund Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program. In a provision under the state and federal law pertaining to Medicaid providers, the Office of the Inspector General wrote that the group is “not qualified to provide medical services in a professionally competent, safe, […]

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I’m Retiring — So Now What?

Posted on · Adjusting to retirement can be a challenge. From budgeting finances to staying active in the community, there are several hurdles — many of which are unexpected. We talk about the financial and social aspects of adjusting to retirement with Bryan Zschiesche, partner and financial advisor at Financial Synergies, and behavioral psychologist Dr. Michael Winters, who gave a talk on […]

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Houston’s Dark Side, the Funeral Museum and Starting a Haunted House: Friday’s Show (October 30, 2015)

Posted on · Glenwood Cemetery’s “Avenging Angel.” The Candy Man. These aren’t characters from horror stories. They’re tales based on true events in Houston. It’s a Halloween-themed Houston Matters, as we learn more about some of Houston’s darkest history. We also revisit a museum that takes a more educational approach to what many would consider a taboo topic […]

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Why Are Some People Afraid of Guns, While Others Feel Safer When They’re Around?

Posted on · As the Texas Legislature takes on open carry and campus carry bills, psychologist Michael Winters joins us to contemplate what goes on in our minds when we enter a room, and we know someone there has a gun — and why some among us feel safer, while others feel threatened. We also discuss what’s happening psychologically when […]

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Does Law Enforcement’s Inability to Investigate Every Crime Make the Public Apathetic About Reporting It?

Posted on · We learned this past summer about a Houston Police Department staffing study commissioned by the city, which indicated 15,000 burglaries and thefts, 3,000 hit-and-run crashes and 3,000 assaults in 2013 were set aside without follow-up. Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland, at the time, noted “There has never been a time that I have been employed […]

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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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Street Harassment is Still a Problem in Houston, Despite Fewer Pedestrians

Posted on · From an unwelcome passing remark from a stranger to more overt cat calls, we discuss street harassment in Houston, with area psychologist Dr. Michael Winters, and Hermie Escamilla, Director of Hollaback Houston, a local chapter of a global network of activists who seek to highlight what harassment looks like in public spaces. While Houston isn’t the most active walking city, […]