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Santa Fe shooting trial delayed again (Jan. 30, 2024)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We learn why the trial of the Santa Fe High School shooter has been delayed again. We also talk with historian Jon Meacham about his book, "The Soul of America," which examines some particularly trying times in our nation’s history when presidents and ordinary citizens came together to overcome fear and hate. And the Houston Symphony celebrates the centennial of George Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue."

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Police contract passes, and invasive species in Texas (March 24, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: A new police union contract gets passed despite some concerns, a new institute expands on cancer research that won a local scientist a Nobel Prize, and we learn about the most pesky invasive species in the area.

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Tuesday’s Show: Quarantine Fatigue, And City Finances Take A Hit (April 28, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Battling quarantine fatigue, City Controller Chris Brown, Texas farmers and COVID-19, and the life and work of Nobel Prize-winning Houston cancer researcher, Jim Allison.

NASA Flight Engineer Kate Rubins speaks with MD Anderson kid patients from the International Space Station on Friday September 16th, 2016.

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It’s An Amazing World Of Discovery Up Here: NASA Kate Rubins To MD Anderson Children

Posted on ·   NASA Flight Engineer Kate Rubins talked to cancer kid patients at the MD Anderson Cancer Center today about space, what does it take to become an astronaut and working hard to pursue one’s dreams. Rubins, who is based at the International Space Station, was wearing the astronaut suit that several children patients co-designed and […]

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Why Drugs Like EpiPen Spike in Price

Posted on · Lawmakers in Washington are questioning why the price of EpiPen, the drug used to treat a life-threatening allergic reaction, has risen about five-fold in the past decade. To learn what's behind such increases in drug costs, Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin spoke with Dr. Lixian Zhong, assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy at Texas […]

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Is Houston Really a Better Place for Cancer Treatment?

Posted on · Part of the narrative of Greater Houston is that it's a good place to be if you should have to contend with cancer. We not only have the Texas Medical Center here, but we're the home of MD Anderson Cancer Center. So, clearly, if you're going to have to have cancer in Texas, this is […]

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Custody Deaths and Affordable Housing: Wednesday’s Show (August 24, 2016)

Posted on · There's a new database documenting the deaths of Texas citizens in two types of situations: deaths as a result of encounters with law enforcement (such as the use of deadly force) and deaths that occur while in law enforcement custody (such as in jail or in prison). The database, called the Texas Justice Initiative, says […]

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