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Full Show: Student Voices On School Safety, And New ‘Right-To-Try’ Law (June 11, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Student activists want their voices heard in a new school safety committee. We learn about some errors on recent STAAR tests. We discuss new federal legislation giving terminally ill patients the right to try experimental drugs. Veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers questions about your pets. And we get an update on Houston sports.

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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 A&M […]

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Which Prescriptions are OK to Take While Pregnant?

Posted on · We all know that drinking alcohol while pregnant can harm the developing fetus. But what about certain prescription drugs — which ones are ok and which ones are not? We talk with Dr. Lisa Hollier, a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine about the do’s and don’t’s of taking prescription drugs […]

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Jill Stein on Third Party Politics: Monday’s show (March 2, 2015)

Posted on · So much of our political discourse these days here in Houston, throughout Texas, and across the country is diminished to a debate of right versus left, conservative against liberal, Republican opposing Democrat. Of course, there are more than two sides to most debates, and more than two potential solutions to most problems. And yet, with […]