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Full Show: Genetic Ethics, And Teacher Pay (Nov. 27, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Rice University is launching an investigation into a professor claiming to have helped create the world’s first genetically edited babies. Then, we discuss how teacher pay works in Texas. Plus, Robbie Tolan tells his story of being shot by police in 2008. And we learn about Damron Men's Travel Guide, a publication of LGBT-friendly establishments.

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Full Show: Harris County Officials Considers Underground Tunnels, And How A Police Officer’s Bullet Gave Robbie Tolan Purpose (March 27, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Officials look at a new way to mitigate flooding: underground tunnels, Robbie Tolan, new book, 'No Justice: One White Police Officer, One Black Family and How One Bullet Ripped Us Apart', pitching phenom, Jon Peters, now author of 'When Life Grabs You by the Baseballs: Finding Happiness in Life’s Changeups', and a biography that highlights two of Houston's most important cultural figures.

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Six Years Later, Police Shooting of Robbie Tolan Reaches a Settlement

Posted on · On Tuesday (Sept. 15, 2015), a settlement was reached in a years-long legal dispute stemming from the 2008 shooting in Bellaire of aspiring minor league ballplayer Robbie Tolan by Bellaire police officer Jeffrey Cotton. Tolan was wounded in the incident, which occurred after a traffic stop in front of Tolan’s home. Cotton was ultimately acquitted […]

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Blue Bell and Texas Mutual Investigations: Wednesday’s Show (September 16, 2015)

Posted on · Over the weekend, the Houston Chronicle ran an investigative report examining long-term safety and sanitation issues at Blue Bell ice cream’s flagship Brehnam plant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says tainted Blue Bell products have sickened at least 13 people since 2010. Among them, three died after being hospitalized with other illnesses. Chronicle investigative […]