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Your Listener Comments on Food Deserts, Sleep Disorders and Engaging Veterans

Posted on · Now, for some of your recent comments, including thoughts on a recent conversation regarding food deserts in Houston, a reaction to Ty Mahany’s story about how to thank and engage with veterans, and some listeners’ thoughts on something sleep expert Dr. Richard Castriotta said in a recent segment that addressed sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea. We welcome […]

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An Interactive Map of Houston’s Food Deserts

Posted on · Some low-income neighborhoods in Houston have long had limited or no easy access to grocery stores. Despite a push a few years back from both the White House and local officials, that situation hasn’t changed much. We talk with Houston Chronicle reporter John Harden, who’s compiled data on the current state of food deserts in […]

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Concussions, Potholes, and Sandra Bland: Friday’s Show (January 8, 2016)

Posted on · Late last month, as Will Smith’s film Concussion debuted in the theaters, ESPN’s Outside the Lines reported that supposedly the NFL backed out of giving “unrestricted” funds to the National Institutes of Health for a study exploring football’s relationship to brain damage because the league didn’t like the doctor who would lead it. On this edition of Houston […]

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No Child Left Behind, Food Insecurity and the Bicycle Museum: Tuesday’s show (February 24, 2015)

Posted on · Last month, the U.S. Department of Education rejected the Lone Star State’s new educator evaluation system. Texas must create an evaluation system that meets federal guidelines if the state wants to keep its No Child Left Behind waiver. Texas education officials have until March 31 to submit a new set of guidelines. Those proposed revisions come […]

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Sleep & Sleep Disorders, Craig Biggio & the Hall of Fame, and Houston ‘Found Objects’: Houston Matters for Fri, Jan 10, 2014

Posted on · On the road, at work, at school, at home, we, our friends, neighbors, co-workers, loved ones – average less than seven hours of sleep each weekday. That’s a lot of sleep-deprived Houstonians. And we’re not just tired, we’re inattentive, less productive, and it’s not good for us. On this edition of Houston Matters, how Houstonians sleep […]