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Full Show: Day Care Deaths, And Harris County’s Opioid Lawsuit (Dec. 13, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We preview tonight's HISD board meeting. Then, an investigative report examines deaths at Texas day cares. Plus, we check in on Harris County’s lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies for their alleged role in the opioid epidemic. And the Apollo Chamber Players perform some holiday music in studio.

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Houston in Black and White: A Look at Race Relations in Houston

Posted on · On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 16, 2017) at 9 p.m., Houston Public Media TV 8 will air a special discussion about the relationship between the black and white communities of Houston. It’s called Houston in Black and White, and it asks who we are, how we arrived here and what we can do […]

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‘Houston In Black And White’ and the Houston Marathon: Friday’s Show (January 13, 2017)

Posted on · On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 16, 2017) at 9 p.m., Houston Public Media TV 8 will air a special discussion about the relationship between the black and white communities of Houston. It’s called Houston in Black and White, and it asks who we are, how we arrived here and what we can do […]

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“Houston In Black And White” to Air on Houston Public Media TV 8 Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Posted on · Houston Public Media is exploring the issues that face black and white communities in Houston during a 60-minute TV special, “Houston In Black And White,” that airs on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. on TV 8.

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The Challenges Facing Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Posted on · Historically black colleges and universities — or HBCUs — have fallen on some hard times lately: financial problems, low graduation rates — some have been denied accreditation. These and other challenges recently led Dr. John Rudley, the former president of Texas Southern University, to call being an HBCU President “one of the most stressful jobs in America.” He also […]

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HBCUs, Environmental Justice, and Future Humans: Thursday’s Show (October 27, 2016)

Posted on · Historically black colleges and universities – or HBCUs – have fallen on some hard times lately: financial problems, low graduation rates — some have been denied accreditation. These and other challenges recently led Dr. John Rudley, the former president of Texas Southern University, to call being an HBCU President “one of the most stressful jobs in America.” […]

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A Mother’s Plea After Child Dies In Hot Car

Posted on · Back in 2008, Houstonian Dee Dee Estis’ 3-year-old son Christian died when his grandmother mistakenly forgot to drop him off at daycare. He spent 12 hours inside a hot car, ultimately succumbing to hyperthermia. It’s an awful and tragic scenario that occurs more often in Texas than in any other state — 106 children left […]

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Campus Carry and Ban the Box: Monday’s Show (August 1, 2016)

Posted on · The controversial “campus carry” law takes effect today. (August 1, 2016) Texas is now one of nine states that allow guns on college campuses. Here in the Lone Star State, if you have a concealed carry license, you can be armed while visiting most areas of four-year public college and university campuses. (The law will […]

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Michael Strahan Shares His Rules to ‘Wake Up Happy’

Posted on · Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan spent part of his high school and college years in Houston, playing for Texas Southern and going on to star as a defensive end for 15 seasons with the New York Giants. Since then, he’s been prolific in the world of television – with a sitcom, contributing to […]

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AIDS Research and the Year in Oil and Gas: Tuesday’s Show (December 1, 2015)

Posted on · According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.2 million Americans live today with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. But that’s also the same number the World Health Organization says died from AIDS-related causes worldwide last year, a fact which underscores how – even as HIV has become a largely chronic disease […]

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A Decade of the Dynamo: How Houston Became a Soccer Town

Posted on · The Houston Dynamo conclude their tenth season in Houston with a road match Sunday (Oct. 25, 2015) atVancouver. A one-one draw last Sunday (Oct. 18, 2015) in the team’s home finale meant the Dynamo would miss the playoffs for the second straight year. Despite struggling the last couple seasons, the Dynamo’s tenure in the Bayou […]

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TEA, Dowling Street, and the Dynamo Decade: Thursday’s Show (October 22, 2015)

Posted on · Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams recently announced he’s stepping down at the end of the year. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss his legacy and the challenges ahead for his successor. We welcome your questions and comments for Kiah Collier, who reports on public education for the Texas Tribune. Then: An update […]

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Houston Texans’ Arian Foster Fosters A New Generation

Posted on · Last night (Sept. 28, 2015), Houston Texans’ running back Arian Foster and some of his teammates served customers at Morton’s Steakhouse to raise money for Foster’s foundation, which aims to teach inner-city kids how to have a better life by focusing on food, family and finance. In a recent one-on-one interview at the restaurant with […]

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Oil and Gas in 25 Years, and Arian Foster: Tuesday’s Show (September 29, 2015)

Posted on · Last night (Sept. 28, 2015) Houston Texans’ running back Arian Foster and some of his teammates served customers at Morton’s Steakhouse to raise money for Foster’s foundation, which aims to teach inner-city kids how to have a better life by focusing on food, family and finance. It’s a subject that’s very personal to Foster, as […]