Good, Bad and Ugly

Ride Sharing Debate, One-Bin Recycling & A Candidate’s Twitter Typo: The Good The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · Ride sharing services ruffle the feathers of local cabbies; protesters decry the city’s bringing planned one-bin recycling program; and unfortunate Twitter typos by a local candidate: We discuss “The Good the Bad and the Ugly” in Houston news with our rotating panel of “non-experts.” This week’s panel is comprised of: Russ Capper, Founder and co-host of The […]

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Health and Human Services Secy. Sebelius Visits Houston

Posted on · Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is in Houston today. Perhaps no other Obama administration official, save for President Obama himself, has been on the firing line more amid the troubled roll-out of the final phase of the Affordable Care Act. We have details on the Secretary’s visit, and on rules the Texas Department […]

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Do Smoking Policies Go Too Far — Or Not Far Enough?

Posted on · If you’re a smoker, you might be annoyed by the ever-shrinking number of public places where you can smoke. If you’re not a smoker, maybe you’re still annoyed by the presence of smokers where they’re allowed. Either way, we talk about smoking policies in Greater Houston with Jeff Conn, environmental investigator with the Houston Department of […]

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Foster Home Shortage in Houston

Posted on · According to the Children’s Bureau of the Department of Health and Human Services, in its most recent report to Congress, on the last day of 2011, nationwide, an estimated 407,000 children were in foster care. That represented a four-year low. And yet, for the first time in four years, more children entered foster care over […]