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Campus diversity after affirmative action (June 30, 2023)

Posted on · On Friday's show: The U.S. Supreme Court struck down affirmative action in college admissions. Where does that leave local institutions in their efforts to sustain diverse campuses?

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Arts & Culture

Marsh Arabs Project, bringing traditional Iraqi mudhif to Houston, kicks off slate of events this week

Posted on · A months-long initiative involving Rice University, Archeology Now and the Arab-American Educational Foundation, among others, aims to shed light on an ancient and dwindling civilization in the marshes of Iraq.

The daughter of a slain Afghan interpreter referred to as "Mohammad" stands at the window inside her family's new apartment in Houston on June 17, 2021.

Immigration

Family Of Afghan Interpreter Killed By The Taliban Talks U.S. Arrival And What’s Next

Posted on · In a sit-down interview with Houston Public Media, the family of an Afghan interpreter killed by the Taliban talk about the dangers they faced over the last 10 years, the bittersweet relief of finally living in the U.S., and what's next for the family in a new country.

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Houston Matters

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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