Houston Matters

How the debt ceiling battle could affect Texas health care (Feb. 3, 2023)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We get an update on the situation at the contaminated Jones Road Superfund Site and learn how the debt ceiling battle in Congress could lead to worse health care outcomes for Texans.


Houston Matters

Full Show: Debate Countdown, Young People On Climate Change, And Medicare For All (Sept. 12, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Countdown to the Presidential debate at TSU, young people share their thoughts on climate change, the meaning of "Medicare for All," and a choral work based on Anne Frank's diary.

Houston Matters

Government Extension Revives Hopes of Keeping St. Joseph Medical Center Open

Posted on · St. Joseph Medical Center downtown staved off possible closure last week (Nov. 24, 2015), after receiving an extension on a deadline from the federal government. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid is giving St. Joseph until Jan. 15 to come up with a plan to correct some issues the agency says put patients in jeopardy. […]

Full Show

Traffic Stop Bias and Where to Eat Late: Wednesday’s Show (December 2, 2015)

Posted on · An analysis of Texas DPS data on traffic stops from 2003 to 2014 show black drivers in the Lone Star State are more likely to be searched than white drivers, and less likely to be let go with a warning. The Austin American-Statesman reported late last month (Nov. 22, 2015) researchers at the University of […]

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Health & Science

Fighting Closure, St. Joseph Medical Center Will Submit ‘Improvement Plan’ To Feds

Posted on · Houston’s only downtown hospital will ask the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid to continue reimbursements beyond a Dec. 3 threatened cut-off. The hospital is finalizing a “system improvement plan” after a series of failed federal inspections and the Aug. 27 shooting of an unarmed, combative patient.

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