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Addressing noise from Washington Ave. bars, and actor Jeff Goldblum (May 3, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Proposed changes to the city's noise ordinance are being voted on this week to address noise stemming from Washington Avenue bars. Plus Harris County Commissioner Jack Cagle answers your questions. Then actor Jeff Goldblum talks about performing with his jazz band. And Houstonian KC Davis talks about her new book, How to Keep House While Drowning.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Back-To-School Plans At Fort Bend ISD, And Parenting In A Pandemic (July 30, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Charles Dupre, the unique challenges of online education, parenting in a pandemic, and adapting musical theater for the web.

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Why Are Black Mothers Less Likely to Breastfeed? Addressing the Racial Disparity

Posted on · Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 marks the beginning of the fourth-annual Black Breastfeeding Week. The campaign was launched to raise awareness about racial disparities between white and black moms who breastfeed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black infants consistently had the lowest rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration from 2000 to 2008. […]

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Planet Daughter — Helping Dads and Teenage Daughters Connect Via Tech

Posted on · Houstonian Kimberly Wolf knows dads of teenage daughters have their work cut out for them. That's why she started Girlmentum Media. Between dating, curfews and clothing, any number of things can spark conflict, and Wolf found desperate dads were asking for advice. So she used her background in health and technology to create her own […]

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Pearland Mom of Transgender Child Describes Journey to Acceptance

Posted on · LGBT rights continue to be a divisive issue in this country. The platform at this week's Republican convention in Cleveland includes language opposing gay marriage and bathroom use based on gender identity. A couple of months ago, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick publicly urged the superintendent of the Fort Worth Independent School District to resign […]

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Perspectives from Parents Living in Two Different Parts of Town

Posted on · Parenting is hard work. But how does parenting in one area of Houston compare to challenges faced in another? We wanted to explore that idea so we invited two parents into our studios. Carlecia Wright is a mom living inside the loop just north of The Heights, and Jeff Darnell is a father of four […]

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Traffic Laws, Parenting, and Oysters: Friday’s Show (July 1, 2016)

Posted on · According to AAA,  the upcoming three-day Independence Day weekend will see the highest Fourth of July traffic volume on record. Some 43 million Americans are expected to take to the roads. We want all Houstonians to be safe while traveling this weekend. In that spirit, we welcome your questions for Trooper Richard Standifer from […]

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Has Technology Changed the Summer Camp Experience for Houston Kids?

Posted on · Time was, you went off to some overnight camp out in the woods where you sat around the campfire, sang songs, toasted marshmallows and swam in a lake. Do Houston kids do that anymore? Well, some kids still get shuttled off to summer camp, but as technology is more pervasive than ever in our lives, […]