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Full Show: Views On Muslim Americans, And The Catholic Church Grapples With Credibility (Jan. 11, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A new study examines Houstonians' views on Muslims. We discuss how the Catholic Church can gain back credibility. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And comedian Paula Poundstone answers some very random questions we throw at her.

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Houston Houses Of Worship Struggle To Stay Welcoming, With An Eye On Security

Posted on · Since the Sutherland Springs tragedy, people have been questioning if more could be done to protect churches. But, some places of worship already have security measures in place, which evolved from a history of being targeted.

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Full Show: Spike In Teen Pregnancy, And The Good, Bad And Ugly Of The Week’s News (Aug.18, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A new study suggests a rise in teen pregnancy and birth rates corresponds with funding cuts from the Texas government. We discuss The Good, The Bad And The Ugly of the week’s news. And we tour an exhibit of Islamic art at Houston City Hall.

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Book Offers Varied Perspectives from Muslim Women on Wearing the Veil

Posted on · (Above: L-R Dr. Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi, co-editor of “Mirror on the Veil: A Collection of Personal Essays on Hijab and Veiling,” and essay contributors Rev. Nell Green and Saadia Faruqi. Photo: Michael Hagerty | Houston Public Media) Should Muslim women be banned from wearing the hijab in the workplace? A recent ruling by the European court […]

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Houston’s Pension Bill, and Pulitzer Prize-Winner David Fahrenthold: Tuesday’s Show (April 18, 2017)

Posted on · There was a lot of hand-wringing last year when the major investment services downgraded the City of Houston’s credit rating, citing growing unfunded pension liabilities as a major reason for the move. Well, a year later, Mayor Sylvester Turner has secured an agreement with two of the city’s three classifications of city workers – municipal […]