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Full Show: Census Data On Texas Growth, And The Year In Education (Dec. 21, 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We examine new census data and what it says about Texas. We look back at the year in education. We learn about the life of playwright Lorraine Hansberry, who wrote 'A Raisin in the Sun.' And we hear a performance from Houston-based Indie rock band Vodi.

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State Task Force Offers Recommendations on Improving Healthcare System

Posted on · A group that reports on healthcare in the state is calling for the creation of a plan that would cover the estimated one million low-income, uninsured Texans. That’s one of several recommendations the Code Red Task Force published in a report earlier this month. Steve Murdock chairs the task force. He’s also professor of sociology […]

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Monorail, Code Red Report, and Social Media Impact on Mental Health: Houston Matters for Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Posted on · Business is bustling in neighborhoods near and along Westheimer toward Post Oak Boulevard. A lot of people work and shop in the Uptown/Galleria area, River Oaks, and surrounding communities. That also means a lot of traffic. A variety of ideas have been floated over the years to address such traffic snarls, including the idea of […]

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Changing Texas, Pet Care, and Super Bowl Recap: Houston Matters for Monday, February 3, 2014

Posted on · Steve Murdock is the former state demographer of Texas. He, along with fellow staffers at the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University, have collaborated on a new book entitled Changing Texas – Implications of Addressing or Ignoring the Texas Challenge. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll welcome your questions for […]

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New Book Examines the Future of Texas

Posted on · Steve Murdock is the former state demographer of Texas. He, along with fellow staffers at the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University, have collaborated on a new book entitled Changing Texas: Implications of Addressing or Ignoring the Texas Challenge. We’ll welcome your questions for Murdock about the implications of ongoing changes […]