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Full Show: Texas A&M’s Role At Los Alamos, And NASA Goes To The Sun (Aug. 2, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Stafford schools look to ensure safety after funding was cut for security officers. We examine why Houston immigration judges are less likely to grant asylum. We learn what Texas A&M's role might be as part of the new group managing Los Alamos National Laboratory. Then, we learn about NASA's new mission to the sun. Author Reza Aslan discusses his book, God: A Human History. And we visit to Houston's 311 call center.

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Houston Sun Founder Discusses How Community Newspapers Have Changed in 30 Years

Posted on · The Houston Sun will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in December. The community newspaper targets the African American demographic in Houston. We talk with its founder and publisher, Dorris Ellis, about the history of the paper and the changing role of the community newspaper in an evolving media age.

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Murals on Storage Tanks Depict Images of Texas Independence

Posted on · We learn about two large murals on the sides of Shell storage tanks near Beltway 8 along Hwy 225. The murals depict scenes from the Battle of San Jacinto. Each mural measures forty feet by 140 feet. The artwork was created by Native Sun Productions, a media company based in San Antonio and Valparaiso, Ind.

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State of Community Newspapers in Houston

Posted on · We’ve heard about the woes facing publishing – notable newspapers have shifted to online services, reducing or eliminating their print editions. Long-standing magazines have ceased publication. But as major papers and magazines scale back or disappear, how are Houston’s local community papers doing? Are they picking up the slack? Expanding? Surviving? On this edition of […]