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Banning vaping and e-cigarettes in public, and the week in politics (March 30, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: City council considers banning vaping and smoking e-cigarettes in public, we discuss the week in politics, we learn why most Americans aren't getting the end-of-life care they need, and we talk with filmmaker Ti West.

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Thursday’s Show: Preventing Vaping, Shackling Defendants, And Quixote Nuevo (Jan. 23, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Efforts to curb vaping in Fort Bend County, shackling defendants in federal courts, the issues raised in the film 1917, and Don Quixote is transported to the Texas border.

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Houston Doctor Leads Charge to Raise the Legal Smoking Age

Posted on · You may have heard in the news recently that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended the purchasing age of cigarettes nationwide should be changed to 21. That recommendation came from a Houston doctor, Harold Farber. He’s associate professor of pediatrics in the section of pulmonary medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital […]

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Renewable Energy, Smoking Age and Red Pearl: Tuesday’s Show (November 10, 2015)

Posted on · The Texas Renewable Energy Industry Alliance is a non-profit that promotes the clean energy industry in Texas. Starting tomorrow (Nov. 11, 2015), the group hosts GridNEXT, a conference focused on how renewable energy sources can integrate into the current distribution system. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Mark Sanders, the alliance’s executive […]

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Smoking in Houston, John Hofmeister, and Women in Space: Houston Matters for Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Posted on · Earlier this month, the City of Houston expanded its no smoking policy to all public pedestrian plazas. It’s just the latest in many ongoing policies nationwide to discourage smoking in general, and specifically reduce second-hand smoke in public. Some smokers feel unreasonably persecuted. Some non-smokers feel current policies don’t go far enough. On this edition […]

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