Family Business

Graphic Conversations At The Dinner Table Don’t Dissuade Son Becoming a Doctor

Posted on · It’s something many children contemplate – whether or not to go into the family business. Some Houstonians choose a completely different career path from their parents, while others follow in the previous generation’s footsteps. We continue our family business series with two physicians from UTHealth. Dr. Herbert DuPont is a professor and director of the […]

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Red Light Fatalities and Law School Diversity: Wednesday’s Show (August 26, 2015)

Posted on · According to a recent report from the National Coalition for Safer Roads, Houston leads the nation in red-light fatalities — deaths caused, at least in part, by a driver running a red light — based on data spanning a decade, from 2004 to 2013. In that time, 7,800 people died in red light crashes — 181 […]

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The Family Business: Legacy in Photography Echoes in Europe, Houston

Posted on · It’s something many children contemplate – whether or not to go into the family business. Some Houstonians choose a completely different career path from their parents. Others follow in the previous generation’s footsteps. We continue our family business series by taking a look at a fourth-generation portrait photographer. As Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin reports, the […]

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Kids Count and Tow Trucks: Wednesday’s Show (July 22, 2015)

Posted on · The latest Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation was released Tuesday. The annual publication assesses child well-being by state, and, once again this year, the report ranks Texas low based on economic, educational and healthcare data, among other metrics. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with research associate Jennifer Lee […]

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The Family Business: Sons Becoming Doctors, Like Their Father

Posted on · From time to time, we talk with Houstonians who have followed in previous generations’ footsteps about the opportunities and challenges inherent in going into the family business. Today, Maggie Martin talks with a father, Dr. Yochai Birnbaum, a professor of medicine in cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine, and his two sons, Itamar and Gilad Birnbaum, both […]

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Flooding Update and Women in Business: Wednesday’s Show (May 27, 2015)

Posted on · <a href=”https://storify.com/KUHFNews/houston-mayor-declares-state-of-disaster-following” target=”_blank”>View “undefined” on Storify</a> We have the latest on this week’s flooding in and around Houston on today’s Houston Matters. We lead off with representatives from Harris County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service. We learn what cleanup and recovery efforts are underway, and what more we can expect in terms of […]

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The Family Business: Growing Up Around a Piano Shop Leads to a Career in Music

Posted on · From time to time, we talk with Houstonians who have followed in previous generations’ footsteps about the opportunities and challenges inherent in going into the family business. Today, Maggie Martin talks with Allyson Wells who, like her father, became a musician. Her father, Arnold Brown, played viola and owned a piano store when she was a child. […]

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The Houston Zoo and Funding Rail: Tuesday’s Show (May 19, 2015)

Posted on · On Monday, Houston METRO Chairman Gilbert Garcia and U.S. Congressman John Culberson held a press conference to announce the beginning of discussions to find regional transportation solutions together. That announcement was surprising to some, as twice now Rep. Culberson — a member of the House Appropriations Committee — inserted a provision into a transportation, housing and […]

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The Family Business: Son Follows His Dad into Medicine

Posted on · Some Houstonians may choose to go on a completely different career path than their parents. But others choose to follow in their family’s footsteps and pursue a career that mirrors that of their parent’s, or another relative. That’s the case with two doctors practicing in the Memorial Herman Health System. Dr. Francisco Maislos is a […]

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The State of Houston’s Environment and Integrating NASA: Thursday’s Show (April 16, 2015)

Posted on · On today’s Houston Matters, we continue our week-long series exploring “The State of Houston” with a conversation about the environment in Greater Houston. We talk with News 88.7 Energy and Environment Reporter Dave Fehling. We look at concerns about clean air and clean water, new efforts to monitor chemical releases, ongoing disputes over landfills and other encroachment of our urban […]