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Santa Fe shooting trial delayed again (Jan. 30, 2024)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We learn why the trial of the Santa Fe High School shooter has been delayed again. We also talk with historian Jon Meacham about his book, "The Soul of America," which examines some particularly trying times in our nation’s history when presidents and ordinary citizens came together to overcome fear and hate. And the Houston Symphony celebrates the centennial of George Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue."

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Police contract passes, and invasive species in Texas (March 24, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: A new police union contract gets passed despite some concerns, a new institute expands on cancer research that won a local scientist a Nobel Prize, and we learn about the most pesky invasive species in the area.

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Pint of Science Offers a Chance to Think When You Drink

Posted on · Pint of Science, an annual, worldwide festival came to Houston this week (May 23-25, 2016). The all-volunteer organization behind it brought together scientists skilled in space, artificial intelligence, immunotherapy and other disciplines. They all gathered at three local bars as a way to spark interest in science and help Houstonians to get to know their […]

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Houston Methodist Studying Effects of Emerging Immunotherapy Drug

Posted on · A study underway at Methodist Hospital compares the effects of an immunotherapy drug to a chemotherapy drug on certain lung cancer development. Lung cancer is the second most common malignancy in the United States. We learn more about the study from its principal investigator, Dr. Eric Bernicker, Thoracic Medical Oncologist with the Houston Methodist Cancer […]

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Apathy About Police, Charlas, and Immunotherapy: Houston Matters for Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Posted on · We learned this past summer about a Houston Police Department staffing study commissioned by the city, which indicated 15,000 burglaries and thefts, 3,000 hit-and-run crashes and 3,000 assaults in 2013 were set aside without follow-up. Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland, at the time, noted "There has never been a time that I have been employed […]

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