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Boil water notice lifted (Nov. 29, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We bring you the latest on the fallout and the effects of the city-wide boil water notice. And we learn how a local researcher is using a telenovela to help Latinos dealing with Alzheimer's disease.

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Full Show: The Human Toll Of Santa Fe, One Year Later (May 17, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: One year after the shooting at Santa Fe High School, we share some stories of families directly affected by the tragedy.

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Life, On the Other Side of You: How a Retired General Wrote His Way Through His Grief

Posted on · Major General Barrye Price is retired from the U.S. Army and happily married with a 9-year-old son he dotes on. But his new book, Life, On the Other Side of You: A Study of Life, Death, and Renewal, isn't about his wife and son – at least not at first glance. It's about his first […]

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Refugee Resettlement: Thursday’s Show (October 6, 2016)

Posted on · ILast week (Sept. 30, 2016), Gov. Greg Abbott announced Texas was officially pulling out of the national program to resettle refugees, making good on an earlier threat to withdraw if the Obama administration didn’t accept changes to the program the state demanded, citing security concerns. Gov. Abbott’s statement said the state wanted refugees better vetted […]

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Hand to God: Cypress Native Takes on Grief and Religion With Puppets

Posted on · Houston native Robert Askins is the playwright behind Hand to God, a dark comedy set in his hometown of Cypress. It tells the story of a young man involved in the puppet ministry at his church, when his puppet – named Tyrone – becomes possessed by the devil. It's a scenario The New Yorker described […]

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Why Do Grieving Spouses Often Pass Away Soon After Their Partner?

Posted on · You're probably familiar with a story like this one – either anecdotally or personally: there's a couple who've been married many years, and they're getting up there in age. Eventually one of them passes away, and then – relatively soon – so does the surviving spouse. We hear phrases like they "died of a broken […]

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Crisis Hotline Helps Houstonians At Their Darkest Hour

Posted on · We talk with representatives of Crisis Intervention of Houston, which has operated a 24-hour telephone crisis counseling and information hotline since 1970. We discuss the history of the service, and the types of calls they receive today. The crisis hotline number is: 713-HOTLINE (713-468-5463).

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Many Resources are Available for Houstonians Dealing with Grief

Posted on · At some time in our lives, as long as we make connections with other human beings, we have to contend with grief. And the longer we live, the more of it we have to face up to. There are folks here in Houston who devote their lives to trying to assist the rest of us […]