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Nursing, Housing, and Rattlesnakes: Thursday’s Show (March 10, 2016)

Posted on · Houston Community College has faced a fair amount of criticism in recent years for some land development plans that haven’t worked out. But while that’s gained a lot of notice, and HCC Chancellor Cesar Maldonado admits “course corrections” need to be made, there’s another challenge – an academic challenge – facing HCC: Its associate degree […]

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Forensic Anthropology: What a Corpse Can Tell You

Posted on · Recently we got an email from the Harris County Institute of Forensic Science, and it was looking for some information on next of kin in the cases of some recent deaths. It’s not uncommon to get emails like that in the newsroom, and it’s always a difficult thing to think about that there are bodies […]

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What Could Normalized Relations with Cuba Mean for Houston’s Economy?

Posted on · The normalization of U.S. relations with Cuba might have significant repercussions for Greater Houston’s Cuban-American population, as well as — in time — our community’s economy, particularly if the trade embargo is ultimately lifted. We discuss the ramifications of last week’s announcement with political scientist Mark Jones from Rice University. We also hear from Dr. […]

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Bob Lanier, Homelessness, Cuba and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Posted on · Former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier passed away Saturday at the age of 89. Affectionately known as “Mayor Bob,” Lanier served as mayor from 1992 to 1998. Bill White served as Mayor of Houston from 2004 to 2010, and on this edition of Houston Matters he joins us to share his memories of Lanier. Then: According to the […]

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Houston Saxophonist Takes Top Prize in International Competition

Posted on · Dr. Woody Witt is a Professor of Jazz Studies at Houston Community College Town and Country campus and an Affiliate Artist at the University of Houston Moores School of Music. Dr. Witt recently took first place in the Taichung Saxophone Competition in Taiwan.