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Tuesday’s Show: Preventing HPD Officer’s Death, And Redrawing The Tree Of Life (Dec. 17, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: HPD Chief Art Acevedo says a simple piece of legislation could've prevented an officer's murder last week. We learn about the day-to-day dangers of mercury after a recent spill. We look back at a Houston researcher's work that changed the way we see all life on earth. And we learn how local businesses are fairing during the critical holiday retail season.

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Full Show: Gun Violence Study, Energy Outlook, And The Evolution Of…Evolution (Feb. 7, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A new study about gun violence. The 2019 energy industry forecast. The city's best new restaurants. And the evolution of...well...evolution.

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Science Standards in Texas Schools: Tuesday’s Show (February 7, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday (Feb. 1, 2017), the Texas Board of Education held a preliminary vote on science standards, which some worry could make room for the teaching of creationism in science classrooms. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more from Texas Tribune reporter Aliyya Swaby, and then discuss famous court battles over evolution and […]

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Houston Matters for Thurs., Oct. 3, 2013

Posted on · We have a complex relationship, at times, with what books we use, and how we use them, in public education here in Texas. We have been at the center of controversy over the language and information presented in Texas classroom textbooks, most notably, back in 2009, new standards were created to include critical statements about […]