Health & Science

As Climate Change Threatens Many Safety Net Clinics, Harvard Researchers Look To Houston

Posted on · As climate-related illnesses only intensify due to hotter temperatures and more frequent hurricanes, researchers look for ways safety net clinics can better protect the most vulnerable.

Houston Matters

Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy Makes The Case For Transforming Mental Health (May 6, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: How the former Congressman's own challenges with addiction and bipolar disorder have informed his advocacy for a stronger mental health care system, why Fort Bend County Judge KP George voted against a plan to distribute COVID-19 relief funds, and we meet the city's new poet laureate.

Fort Bend County

Fort Bend Commissioners Approve $157 Million In COVID-19 Relief, Over County Judge’s Objections

Posted on · County Judge KP George said the plan to use $157 million in federal aid included spending on numerous government projects unrelated to pandemic recovery and rigged the selection process for organizations to receive grants.

Health & Science

COVID-19 Vaccines Are OK During Ramadan, Houston-Area Muslim Community Leaders Say

Posted on · For months, religious leaders and other trusted voices have been promoting the vaccine to dispel hesitancy, a tactic that federal and local officials have recognized is crucial to improving vaccine uptake.