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Full Show: HISD’s New State Funds, And Writer Elliot Ackerman (June 17, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: How HISD should spend new state funds, reviewing the bills Gov. Abbott vetoed, looking back at the Beaumont race riots of 1943, writer Elliot Ackerman returns to where he fought in Iraq, and an update on Houston sports.

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UH Student Helped Build Schools in Afghanistan

Posted on · We meet a University of Houston student Shaun Theriot-Smith who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and then took advantage of the GI Bill to attend college. He talks about working to build schools in the countries he served in. This segment was produced by Houston Public Media’s Abner Fletcher.

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UH Student Helped Build Schools in Afghanistan

Posted on · We meet a University of Houston student Shaun Theriot-Smith who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and then took advantage of the GI Bill to attend college. He talks about working to build schools in the countries he served in. This segment was produced by Houston Public Media’s Abner Fletcher.

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Photographer Hopes Portraits Will Return Some Dignity to Abu Ghraib Abuse Victims

Posted on · During the Iraq War, you probably remember seeing photos of detainees being abused at the Abu Ghraib prison. Some of the more infamous photos showed detainees wearing hoods or lying naked at the end of a leash. Photographer Chris Bartlett saw them too and wanted to find a way to use his skills to voice his […]