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HISD Superintendent Millard House II On Mask Mandates & Education Amid COVID (Aug. 10, 2021)

Posted on · House says the district will weigh a mask mandate, which would put the state's largest district at odds with an order from Gov. Greg Abbott. The superintendent joins us to discuss that and other issues facing HISD.

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COVID Threat Level Raised To Red (Aug. 6, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: The county hits its highest threat level for the first time since June 2020, how a local company is helping solve long-cold missing persons cases, and a conversation with legendary R&B producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

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Monday’s Houston Matters: The Pandemic’s Impact On Public Hospitals, And A New Addition At Memorial Park (Aug. 10, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: How the pandemic is affecting Houston’s public safety net hospitals, research regarding pets and COVID-19, immigrants sue the Trump administration over their DACA applications, Memorial Park's Eastern Glades opens, and an update on sports.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Public Hospitals Weather The COVID-19 Influx, And Your Feelings About America (July 2, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: How public hospitals are weathering an influx of COVID-19 patients, your feelings about America right now heading into the Fourth of July weekend, and some advice on organizing and decluttering your life.

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Monday’s Houston Matters: Weekend Protests, And COVID-19’s Burden On Public Health Care (June 1, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Recapping protests over the weekend following the death of Houston native George Floyd, how COVID-19 is affecting the county's public health system, and Houston's risk for storm surge.

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Study Examines Higher Asthma Fatality Rates Among African Americans

Posted on · African Americans are nearly three times more likely to die from asthma-related causes than the white population, according to 2013 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new study being conducted in Houston aims to address some of the reasons why. Joining us to discuss the study — and to answer some […]

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Conference Discusses Future of Stem Cell Therapies

Posted on · This weekend, UT Health Neuroscience Research Center hosts a 90-minute forum to discuss prospects for the future use of stem cell therapy to treat neurological diseases, like Parkinson's and traumatic brain injuries. We learn more from Erin Furr-Stimming, Associate Professor of Neurology at UT Health, Memorial Hermann’s Mischer Neuroscience Institute, and Harris Health System.