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.

Houston Matters

Vaccine Distribution In Fort Bend Co., And The Best Black-Owned Restaurants (Feb. 3, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: An update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Fort Bend County, analysis of the week in politics, food writers discuss Houston's best Black-owned restaurants, and a new exhibit pays homage to DJ Screw.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus In Greater Houston: Pharmacies In Houston Set To Receive COVID-19 Vaccines From The Biden Administration

Posted on · State health officials say the boost in doses is due to a 30% increase in the Moderna vaccine that’s being provided by the federal government and a one-time return of 126,750 doses of the Pfizer vaccine that Texas had been required to set aside for vaccinating residents and staff at long-term care facilities.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus In Greater Houston: City Temporarily Moving Vaccine Clinic To Minute Maid Park

Posted on · As Texas moves into Phase 1B, people over 65 and those at least 16 with underlying chronic health conditions can begin receiving their first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.