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Full Show: Uninsured In Houston, And Our Grackle Infestation (Dec. 12, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We examine who's uninsured in Greater Houston and why. Then, our local experts break down the latest political stories. Plus, we discuss parallels between Frankenstein and issues in health care today. And we investigate Houston's grackle infestation.

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Full Show: Genetic Ethics, And Teacher Pay (Nov. 27, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Rice University is launching an investigation into a professor claiming to have helped create the world’s first genetically edited babies. Then, we discuss how teacher pay works in Texas. Plus, Robbie Tolan tells his story of being shot by police in 2008. And we learn about Damron Men's Travel Guide, a publication of LGBT-friendly establishments.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, and the Ethics of Prescribing Painkillers (Sept. 12, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Local firefighters are helping with response to Hurricane Florence. Plus, our experts discuss the latest political stories. Then, a local expert discusses the ethical concerns doctors face when prescribing painkillers. And we learn about Cathay Williams, a freed slave woman who fought with the Buffalo Soldiers.

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Red Light Fatalities and Law School Diversity: Wednesday’s Show (August 26, 2015)

Posted on · According to a recent report from the National Coalition for Safer Roads, Houston leads the nation in red-light fatalities — deaths caused, at least in part, by a driver running a red light — based on data spanning a decade, from 2004 to 2013. In that time, 7,800 people died in red light crashes — […]

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Should Terminally Ill Patients Have the Right to Try Unproven Drugs?

Posted on · The FDA currently has an exemption that allows terminally ill patients to have access to drugs that are still in the clinical trial phase but have yet to be approved. However, the process to get what's called “compassionate use” is lengthy and arduous. But a proposed bill in the Texas Legislature would make it easier […]