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Translators and Interpreters are Critical in Providing Adequate Healthcare

Posted on · There are folks in the healthcare industry in Houston we often don’t think about. They’re not doctors or nurses or hospital staff or insurers, but they provide a valuable service — they translate or interpret for patients who don’t speak the same language, or are hearing impaired. Let’s face it, communication between medical staff and […]

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Defining Gentrification and Chris Gethard: Thursday’s Show (October 8, 2015)

Posted on · You may have heard Andrew Schneider’s story a week ago about a recent study from Rice University’s Shell Center for Sustainability, which found the cost of living in Houston is no longer a bargain. According to the 5th Houston Sustainability Indicators Report, Houstonians spend more than 45 percent of their income on transportation and housing, the definition the U.S. Department of Transportation uses […]

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In an International City Like Houston Language Services Are Big Business

Posted on · The Houston-based company MasterWord Services was recently ranked one of the world’s largest language service providers in the translation and interpreting industry. We learn about the business of language and translation, and how it supports everything from the energy and healthcare industries here in Houston and around the world, to government and social service organizations. We’re joined […]