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‘Little Soldiers’ Examines Pros And Cons Of Chinese, Military-Style Approach To Education

Posted on · A journalist enrolls her son in the Chinese public school system and quickly discovers things are different from what she experienced growing up in Houston -- very different. Lenora Chu's book, Little Soldiers, examines the costs and benefits of the Chinese military-style approach to education.

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A View of Modern China Along the ‘Street of Eternal Happiness’

Posted on · Rob Schmitz is a veteran public radio reporter who’s spent most of his career living and working in China. Near where he lives in Shanghai is a street with an interesting name – and with many interesting people who illustrate a lot about the changing face of the Chinese culture and economy in recent years. […]

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Electric Bills and Climate Change: Thursday’s Show (August 4, 2016)

Posted on · Starting next month (Sept. 1, 2016), CenterPoint Energy customers will begin seeing a change on their bill. The energy company recently raised the price it charges for transporting electricity from the provider to customers’ homes by about 65 cents per month. As Houston Public Media reported back in May, CenterPoint wanted to charge more — about […]