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Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Reforming The Police Oversight Board, Immigrant Children’s Mental Health (Sep. 1, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: City council members negotiate for reforms to the Police Oversight Board, Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin answers questions, the mental health of immigrant students, and handwritten letters make a comeback.

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COVID-19 Kills Latinos At Disproportionate Rates — And The Numbers In Texas Are Growing

Posted on · Latinos make up 40% of the Texas population, yet they account for 52% of the COVID-19 fatalities in the state, according to the Department of State Health Services. Health experts attribute disparities to work demands, pre-existing conditions, misinformation, housing and uninsured rates.

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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: Supreme Court Upholds DACA, And The Intersection Of Food And Politics (June 18, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The U.S. Supreme Court upholds DACA. Plus, with Quaker Oats retiring the Aunt Jemima brand, we discuss the intersection of politics and food. Plus we get an update on recent stories in the immigration and education beats.

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Thursday’s Show: Rodeo Cancelled, And Balancing Safety With Privacy (March 12, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Why local officials cancelled the rodeo, balancing public safety with privacy concerns, how immigration policy changes affect performing arts, and a ballet piece set to the music of David Bowie.