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Full Show: Maternal Mortality Rates, And New Year’s Resolutions For Houston (Jan. 4, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We take a closer look at some discrepancies in maternal mortality numbers in Texas. Plus, we discuss what our collective New Year’s resolutions should be for Houston. Then, we find out how some of Houston's major transportation decisions were made over the years. And we learn about Houston's downtown tunnels.

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Why Are Pregnancy-Related Deaths Rising Rapidly in Texas?

Posted on · A new study in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology found the number of women in Texas who died from complications from pregnancy nearly doubled between 2010 and 2014, which translates into some 600 women who lost their lives because of pregnancy complications in Texas during those five years, giving Texas the highest maternal mortality rate […]

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Bad and Ugly, More Bad and Ugly, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, and More Good: Friday’s Show (August 26, 2016)

Posted on · Apologies for the bizarre headline, but sometimes our show has some rather wild shifts in both variety and tone. We lead off this edition of Houston Matters by discussing a new study in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology which finds the number of women in Texas who died from complications from pregnancy nearly doubled between 2010 and […]

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The Role of Muslim Women in Fighting Extremism: A Conversation with Writer & Activist Samina Ali

Posted on · Samina Ali is a writer and activist who focuses on issues facing Muslim women. At a time when there’s plenty of rhetoric and fear about Muslims in America, she says Muslim women play a key role in shaping how Islam is seen around the world. She was recently in town to speak at the University […]