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Full Show: Jazmine Barnes Case, And New HSPVA Campus Opens (Jan. 7, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn the latest on the murder of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes. Then, we tour the new downtown campus for Kinder HSPVA. Plus, a local vet answers your pet care questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Full Show: #MeToo In The Workplace, And HSPVA’s New Campus (June 28, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We examine how cases retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was involved with affected Houston. Then, we find out how the #MeToo movement is impacting Houston workplaces. Plus, a local researcher studies Zealandia, a mostly underwater continent. And we tour HSPVA's new downtown campus.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Rating Cell Phone Service In Houston (June 27, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: How might a court ruling to reunite families separated at the border within 30 days affect a shelter set to open in Houston and others like it? Then, our experts discuss the latest political stories. We learn about a ranking of cell phone carriers in Greater Houston. And we tour HSPVA’s new downtown campus.

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Should Beloved Arts School Be Renamed Kinder HSPVA?

Posted on · (Above: The current campus of HSPVA — the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Construction is underway for the school’s new downtown campus, which is set to open to students in late 2018. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) Last fall, the HISD’s board approved changing the name of its flagship arts high […]

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How ‘Hyperloop’ Technology Could Become Reality for Houston, and Renaming HSPVA: Tuesday’s Show (June 27, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Experts across a range of disciplines came together at the University of Houston to promote Hyperloop technology. Photo Courtesy: Univ. of Houston)Could it someday only take nine minutes to travel from Houston to San Antonio? No, we’re not talking about dramatically raising the speed limit on I-10. We’re talking about hyperloop technology. Hyperloop is […]

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What Makes a Great Teacher?

Posted on · The website Niche has published its rankings of the Houston metro area high schools with the best teachers. But how do you evaluate such a thing? What makes a teacher great? We talk with Mark Tressler, vice president of product for Niche about how the site established its evaluation. Then, we turn to a parent, a teacher’s union […]

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Technology in Classrooms, Texas Gunslingers, & Passing Time in Traffic: Houston Matters for Tues., Dec. 3, 2013

Posted on · Many Houston schools embrace the use of technology in the classroom. Earlier this year, for example, Spring Branch Independent School District announced it was earmarking nearly $40 million for technology in its schools. Officials said tablets and iPads would be some of the devices more widely available in classrooms and libraries. But while many Houston […]