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Sold Out: Texas Tribune Investigates Sex Trafficking in Texas

Posted on · A new project from The Texas Tribune is the result of a months-long investigation looking at sex trafficking across Texas. The project is called Sold Out: How the crusade against sex trafficking in Texas has left child victims behind. We learn more about the report’s findings — and how Houston plays into the larger network […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Human Trafficking and Stray Animals: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of the News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to our rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. On this edition, we discuss the […]

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Houston Hosts National Conference on Sexual Exploitation

Posted on · Beginning Thursday (Sept. 29, 2016), the National Center on Sexual Exploitation is holding a three-day summit in Houston covering efforts to combat sexual exploitation in several forms: pornography, sex trafficking, sexual violence, child abuse and objectification. We learn more about the summit – and efforts to combat sexual exploitation in Greater Houston and beyond – […]

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Inside Houston’s First Anti-Human Trafficking Strategic Plan

Posted on · It's no secret that there's a problem with human trafficking in Greater Houston, and that practice can increase around big events such as Houston's upcoming Super Bowl. To deal with the problem, the City of Houston has recently announced its first Anti-Human Trafficking Strategic Plan. But what does the plan look like, and what does […]

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Texas Democratic Convention & Ask the Pediatrician: Tuesday’s Show (June 21, 2016)

Posted on · Texas Democrats haven't elected a candidate to statewide office since 1994. The last Democratic presidential candidate to carry Texas was Jimmy Carter in 1976. But at last week's state convention, the party's leadership seemed optimistic that Texas Democrats are nearing the end of their years in the wilderness. News 88.7's politics and government reporter Andrew […]


How Much Is Enough When It Comes To Spending On Border Security In Texas?

Posted on · Leaders in Texas are convinced the federal government isn’t doing enough to secure the U.S.-Mexico Border. They have approved spending nearly $1 billion over the next two years to aid the effort. But money may not solve the problem.

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Former Prostitute Works to Help Houston Women

Posted on · This Sunday the National Council of Jewish Women, in partnership with Beth Israel Synagogue, will discuss human trafficking. Among the speakers is Kathryn Griffin, a former prostitute herself, and founder of We’ve Been There, Done That, a program she designed to help prevent sex workers and drug addicts from returning to lives of crime. Griffin […]

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LGBT Workers in the Energy Sector: Friday’s Show (January 29, 2016)

Posted on · Times are uncertain for many folks in the oil and gas industry, with crude oil prices continuing to drop. But some LGBT workers say there's always been plenty of uncertainty in the industry for them – and maybe more so now. That uncertainty was the subject of a recent article by the Houston Chronicle's Jordan […]