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Full Show: Prostitution On The Bissonnet Track, And Strange Houston News (May 2, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A radical approach to ending prostitution along Bissonnet Street, reflecting on some bizarre news from Houston's past, and Yoonshin Song, the new concertmaster for the Houston Symphony.

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Former Prostitute Works to Help Houston Women

Posted on · This Sunday the National Council of Jewish Women, in partnership with Beth Israel Synagogue, will discuss human trafficking. Among the speakers is Kathryn Griffin, a former prostitute herself, and founder of We’ve Been There, Done That, a program she designed to help prevent sex workers and drug addicts from returning to lives of crime. Griffin […]

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Efforts to Fight Prostitution Focus on Buyers

Posted on · Prostitution is an ongoing problem in Houston. Law enforcement knows it. Recently, HPD arrested 20 prostitutes. But to really make inroads into addressing sex trafficking and exploitation, law enforcement is refocusing efforts away from prostitutes, and towards their buyers. We discuss prostitution in Houston — and what’s being done to address it — with three […]

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Prostitution in Houston and ‘The Brain’ on PBS: Wednesday’s Show (October 14, 2015)

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, conversations about neuroscience: First, we talk with Houston-based neuroscientist Dr. David Eagleman, the host of a new PBS series called The Brain. The first of six hour-long episodes premieres tonight (10/14) at 9 on TV 8. Eagleman directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action at Baylor College of Medicine. […]

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Fighting Sex Trafficking in Greater Houston

Posted on · Human trafficking is a type of modern day slavery. It can take on many forms, including labor trafficking. But one of the most common and prevalent forms in the U.S. is sex trafficking of domestic victims. Texas is a hub for human trafficking, and Houston in particular is a hub for all types of the […]