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Full Show: Views On Muslim Americans, And The Catholic Church Grapples With Credibility (Jan. 11, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A new study examines Houstonians' views on Muslims. We discuss how the Catholic Church can gain back credibility. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And comedian Paula Poundstone answers some very random questions we throw at her.

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Full Show: Spike In Teen Pregnancy, And The Good, Bad And Ugly Of The Week’s News (Aug.18, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A new study suggests a rise in teen pregnancy and birth rates corresponds with funding cuts from the Texas government. We discuss The Good, The Bad And The Ugly of the week’s news. And we tour an exhibit of Islamic art at Houston City Hall.

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Hate Crimes In Houston Go Underreported, Rarely Prosecuted

Posted on · The number of hate crimes against Muslims reported to police rose by 67 percent in 2015, according to numbers released by the FBI this week (Nov. 14, 2016). And, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been more than 200 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation since Election Day. With that in mind, we bring […]

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Clearing Up Misconceptions About Islam

Posted on · The Houston Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Cypress felt so strongly about how the Prophet Muhammad has been represented in the media — and in general conversations lately — that they wanted to dispel some of the misconceptions around their faith and the use of the term “Allahu Akbar,” meaning “God is great.” That’s why this weekend (Oct. 15, 2016) they’re […]

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How Calls for Profiling After Terrorist Attacks Impact Houston’s Muslims

Posted on · Following last Tuesday’s (March 22, 2016) attacks in Brussels, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz of Texas called for “empower[ing] law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.” It’s the latest such comment from the two leading Republican presidential candidates suggesting Muslims should be in some way singled out for scrutiny even […]