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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Texas GOP Convention Plans, And The Week In Politics (July 8, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The Texas GOP's plans to hold an in-person convention in Houston, our weekly political roundup, how the Houston Food Bank is handling increased demand for food assistance, and biographer Suzanne Finstad on the life and death of actress Natalie Wood.

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Friday’s Show: Houston Food Bank Update, And Mixtape Vol. 2 (April 17, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: An update on the state of the Houston Food Bank, the president of the University of St. Thomas on the new normal at his institution, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and another Houston Matters Mixtape.

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Full Show: Which Candidates Will Attend Houston Debate, And How We Define Justice (Aug. 29, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn who’s eligible for the Houston presidential debate, former judges define justice, a homeowner talks about their recovery two years after Harvey, and a local church takes feeding the hungry to another level.

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Serving Breakfast at School: How it Affects the Rest of the School Day

Posted on · When HISD students start classes Monday (Aug. 24, 2015), they return to one of the top five large school district participants in the federally subsidized School Breakfast Program which, since 1966, has provided breakfasts to children at schools and child care centers nationwide. Planning and serving breakfasts on such a wide scale, and ensuring they […]

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Serving Breakfast at School: How it Affects the Rest of the School Day

Posted on · Since 1966, the School Breakfast Program has provided federally subsidized breakfasts to children at schools and child care centers nationwide. According to the non-profit Food Research and Action Center’s 2015 school breakfast report card, based on the most recent data from the 2013-2014 school year, 320,000 more kids ate healthy, nutritious breakfasts in U.S. schools […]

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What Makes Some Houstonians Seek Food Assistance?

Posted on · A recent University of Houston study examines risk factors for families that can lead to food insecurity — the lack of access to healthy and affordable food. We examine those factors and what motivates Houstonians to seek — or not seek — food assistance. Our guest is Daphne Hernandez, an Assistant Professor in the University […]

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Initiatives Aim to Reduce Food Waste in Greater Houston

Posted on · According to the EPA, Americans generated 36 million tons of food waste in 2011. Local and statewide efforts to reduce wasted food include trayless dining at Rice University and Keep Austin Fed, a nonprofit that gathers surplus food from commercial kitchens and distributes it to area charities. We look at ways in which schools and […]

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Event Celebrates a Decade of Filling Houston’s Empty Bowls

Posted on · We learn about the 10th annual Empty Bowls event, where potters and artists from around Houston make bowls, participants pay $25, pick a bowl to keep and are served a donated meal. Proceeds benefit the Houston Food Bank. The event is Saturday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Houston Center for […]