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Friday’s Show: Preventing College Dropouts, And Digging Up A New Dinosaur (Sept. 27, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Ensuring students don’t drop out of college because they lack money for food or housing, unearthing a new species of dinosaur, exploring the concepts of space travel in the movie Ad Astra, and hashing out The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news.

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Full Show: Vicarious Trauma, And Musician Matisyahu (July 26, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We discuss something called "vicarious trauma." We hear the latest installment of Houston Public Media’s Stories from the Storm series. And we talk with musician Matisyahu.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, And The Future of Johnson Space Center (July 18, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Houston native of Vietnamese descent arrested in Vietnam, the Justice Department is seeking more attorneys anticipating legal battles over border wall, our Political Roundup experts discuss the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas, we talk with Mark Geyer, new director of the Johnson Space Center, and discuss its future, and Houston Public Media’s Stories from the Storm, featuring community leaders and everyday Houstonians reflecting on how Harvey changed their lives,

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50 Years Later: How Star Trek Has Influenced Space City

Posted on · Houston Matters discusses the legacy and impact of Star Trek on Greater Houston with Matt Abbott, flight director at Johnson Space Center, and Dr. Dorit Donoviel, deputy chief scientist with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute.

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NASA Under Trump, and ‘Permania’ in West Texas Oil and Gas: Monday’s Show (April 3, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: The Space Shuttle replica at Space Center Houston. Photo: Florian Martin, Houston Public Media) A new piece of legislation aims to refocus NASA on human space exploration and landing on Mars. Pres. Donald Trump recently signed into law a bill that would require the space agency to develop plans for future human space exploration, […]

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50 Years Later: How Star Trek Has Influenced Space City

Posted on · Houston Matters discusses the legacy and impact of Star Trek on Greater Houston with Matt Abbott, flight director at Johnson Space Center, and Dr. Dorit Donoviel, deputy chief scientist with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute.

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Baylor College of Medicine and NASA Team Up On New Space Institute

Posted on · NASA has awarded Baylor College of Medicine a grant of $246 million over six years (with the potential to expand to 12 years) to develop the NASA Translational Research Institute (NTRI), which will be the new home for the Center for Space Medicine at Baylor. The center will focus on new research and treatments for long-duration […]

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Scientist Extols ‘The Value of the Moon’ for Future Space Exploration

Posted on · The Lunar and Planetary Institute provides research and support to NASA here in Houston. Among its ten staff scientists is Dr. Paul Spudis, whose research is focused on the geological history and evolution of the moon. As development of the Orion spacecraft ramps up — with plans to travel beyond low-Earth orbit for the first time since […]