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Gun Culture in Texas and Summer Melt: Wednesday’s show (July 29, 2015)

Posted on · If you live in Texas, you must be a gun owner, right? Everyone is, after all. Except…no. Everyone isn’t. In fact, a recent study suggests while Texas has slightly higher than average gun ownership rates, gun owners are, in fact, the overwhelming minority. According to the report published last month in the health journal Injury […]

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Why Are Some People Afraid of Guns, While Others Feel Safer When They’re Around?

Posted on · As the Texas Legislature takes on open carry and campus carry bills, psychologist Michael Winters joins us to contemplate what goes on in our minds when we enter a room, and we know someone there has a gun — and why some among us feel safer, while others feel threatened. We also discuss what’s happening psychologically when […]

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Child Fatality Report and Competitive Cooking: Wednesday’s Show (March 25, 2015)

Posted on · Two state agencies have collaborated to create a report examining child abuse and neglect fatalities in Texas. Researchers with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services used public health information from the Department of State Health Services to examine nearly 700 cases in which a child died from abuse or neglect from 2010 to […]

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Homeless Count, No Kill Animal Shelters, and Zola Jesus: Houston Matters for Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Posted on · Last night, more than 500 volunteers took to the streets throughout Houston as part of an annual homeless count undertaken by the Coalition for the Homeless, to collect hard data about the number and characteristics of the area’s homeless community. That data is expected to be released in a few months. On this edition of Houston […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

3D Printed Guns and Mattress Mack’s Latest Bet: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From making guns with a 3D printer, to Mattress Mack’s latest promotional bet, to a surprise awaiting some female patrons in the ladies’ room at a restaurant at Surfside Beach: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of non-experts is comprised this week of: Russ Capper, founder and […]

Houston Matters

Photo Series Tells the Stories of Women and Their Guns

Posted on · Houston-based fine art and documentary photographer Shelley Calton has spent the last few years taking pictures of women with their guns. Concealed is a photo series featuring about 80 Texas women and the handguns they use for personal protection. Every picture in the series tells a different woman’s story, from the business woman leaning on her car […]

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What Are the Legal and Ethical Implications of Ghost Guns?

Posted on · As the new session of the Texas Legislature got underway Tuesday, gun rights advocates held a rally at the state capitol with a machine capable of building firearms with 3D-printing technology. These so-called “ghost guns” have no serial numbers. The event was part of a push to get rid of the state’s handgun licensing requirements […]

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Ghost Guns, and Performance-Based College Funding: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Posted on · As the new session of the Texas Legislature got underway Tuesday, gun rights advocates held a rally at the state capitol with a machine capable of building firearms with 3D-printing technology. These so-called “ghost guns” have no serial numbers. The event was part of a push to get rid of the state’s handgun licensing requirements […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Alcohol and Gun Sales, Free Airport Wi-Fi, and Anatomically Correct Sculptures: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · This week: gun rights groups and gun control groups agreed on something — that the TABC should not allow alcohol to be sold at some venues where gun sales take place, both Houston airports now have free Wi-Fi, ground was broken at the new SpaceX spaceport in Brownsville, and some folks are upset saying the “Wings of the City” sculptures downtown […]

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Feds Say Houston is Gun Trafficking Hot-Spot

Posted on · Federal agents say a concentrated effort here in Houston and parts of south Texas has been successful in slowing the flow of illegal weapons from the United States to Mexican drug cartels. As Jack Williams reports, the operation netted hundreds of new leads, illegal firearms and a better idea of where the guns are coming from.

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Can I Bring My Gun?

Posted on · Recently, a man brought a rifle to one of the health care reform protest in Arizona, but was not arrested. It's perfectly legal to carry that type of weapon in Arizona. Bill Stamps did some digging and got some answers about Texas gun laws.

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Fighting Gun Control

Posted on · Texas joins 32 other states in a request to the Supreme Court to hear a case on the right to bear arms. The brief filed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today calls for the court to overturn a lower court's decision that prohibited a Chicago man from owning a gun. Laurie Johnson has more.