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Boil water notice lifted (Nov. 29, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We bring you the latest on the fallout and the effects of the city-wide boil water notice. And we learn how a local researcher is using a telenovela to help Latinos dealing with Alzheimer's disease.

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Full Show: Rep. Pete Olson Not Seeking Re-Election, And Ensuring Local Election Security (July 26, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: What Rep. Olson's decision says about the local political climate, local efforts to ensure election security, preparing for difficult conversations about death, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the news, and memorializing a glacier.

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What’s Behind the Popularity of Coloring Books for Adults?

Posted on · Let’s, for a moment, slip back into those childhood years. Maybe your toy of choice was Legos or a train set. Now, as an adult would you consider pulling out that train set at the end of a work day to maybe unwind, or does that seem ludicrous? And yet, so many people are doing […]

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Houston Faith Communities Hope to Appeal to Millenials

Posted on · Studies show fewer adults under the age of 30 choose to affiliate with a religion. Are they walking away from faith, or towards something else? And what are Houston area religious leaders doing about it? We talk over the rise of religiously unaffiliated Houstonians with Anthony Pinn, a Professor of Humanities and Religion at Rice […]

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LGBT Rights, plus Millennials and Religion: Friday’s show (June 26, 2015)

Posted on · The US Supreme Court today, in a 5-4 ruling, declared state bans on same sex marriages unconstitutional. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy based the opinion on the due process and equal protection clauses in the 14th Amendment, writing that same sex couples, too, have a “fundamental right to marry.” To put it mildly, […]