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Fighting Sexual Exploitation, and Houston’s Musical History: Thursday’s Show (September 29, 2016)

Posted on · Beginning Thursday (Sept. 29, 2016), the National Center on Sexual Exploitation is holding a three-day summit in Houston covering efforts to combat sexual exploitation in several forms: pornography, sex trafficking, sexual violence, child abuse and objectification. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the summit – and efforts to combat sexual exploitation […]

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Health Summit and Business Expo Focuses on Latino Health Challenges

Posted on · The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is putting on its 4th annual Health Summit and Business Expo starting today (Aug. 10, 2016). This year’s event brings together healthcare and insurance providers, small businesses and individuals to discuss prescriptions, wellness, and — specifically — health disparities the Hispanic population faces. Paige Phelps learns more from Dr. Laura […]

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New PAC Hopes to Raise Up More Latino Candidates in Houston and Across Texas

Posted on · Hispanic residents account for roughly 40 percent of the Texas population. Yet politically, Latinos as a group tend to punch well below their weight. Luis Elizondo-Thomson is trying to change that. Last August, he formed the Latino Texas Political Action Committee — or Latino Texas PAC. News 88.7 politics and government reporter Andrew Schneider asked […]

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How Has the Portrayal of Hispanics in the Media Changed in the Last 30 years?

Posted on · The Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The non-profit provides support for Hispanics involved in the gathering and dissemination of news, to encourage and support the study and practice of journalism by Hispanics, and to promote a fair and accurate portrayal of Hispanics in the media. We discuss the challenges […]

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How Will Houston’s Latino Population Shape the City’s Future?

Posted on · Houston will need to integrate the growing Latino community into its planning process in order to sustain its growth. That's according to Dr. David Diaz, Director of urban studies at California State University in Los Angeles. He recently spoke at the University of Houston about the larger role the city's Latino community will play in […]

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Author Hopes to Help Fathers Build Better Relationships with Their Daughters

Posted on · We talk with a Houston author who says dads don’t have a lot of tools when it comes to building relationships with their daughters. That’s why Alicia Arajuo-Elatassi wrote Querido Papá, or “Dear Dad.” It’s a bilingual book in which she shares some of her own experiences with her father as lessons for today’s families.