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Rothko Chapel Hosts Four-Day Symposium on Income Inequality

Posted on · On Thursday (March 31, 2016), the Rothko Chapel begins a four-day symposium called “Confronting Inequality: Alternative Economies, Resilient Communities.” It’s a series of discussions with academics, activists, artists and spiritual leaders intended to spark further conversations about income inequality. We learn more from Rothko Chapel Executive Director David Leslie. (Above: Rothko Chapel Executive Director David Leslie. Photo: Amy Bishop, […]

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Profiling, Rothko Symposium, and Pest Control: Monday’s Show (March 28, 2016)

Posted on · Following last Tuesday’s (March 22, 2016) attacks in Brussels, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz of Texas called for “empower[ing] law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.” It’s the latest such comment from the two leading Republican presidential candidates suggesting Muslims should be in some way singled out for scrutiny even […]

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The Number of Millionaires in Houston is Growing — Is that Good or Bad?

Posted on · A study from New World Wealth reported Houston has the fastest growing community of multi-millionaires in the country. While that might sound good, does this mean our income divide is growing wider — or does a rising tide really raise all boats? And how did CEO compensation packages actually grow to this level, not to […]

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Income Divide and a Culinary Memoir: Wednesday’s Show (April 29, 2015)

Posted on · A study from New World Wealth reports Houston has the fastest growing community of multimillionaires in the country.  Does this mean our income divide is growing wider — or does a rising tide really raise all boats? On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss whether three thousand-plus multimillionaires in Houston represent a symptom of […]

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Bill Would Allow Women to Sue Their Employers Over Equal Pay

Posted on · State Senator Rodney Ellis, a Houston Democrat, has filed Senate Bill 65, which would allow Texas women to sue private businesses if they find out they’re not getting paid equally for similar jobs, regardless of when they learn about the salary discrepancy. Sound familiar? It should. It’s the same concept covered in the federal Lily […]

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Truth About Houston’s Economy: Wednesday’s Show (February 18, 2015)

Posted on · Late last month, Forbes magazine published its list of the fastest growing U.S. cities for 2015. Houston ranked No. 1. Austin was No. 2. Dallas was third. Fort Worth and San Antonio also cracked the top ten. The list is based on population growth, employment data, and other economic indicators. Even with oil prices dropping precipitously […]