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Syrian Perspectives from Houston, and W.G. Jones State Forest: Tuesday’s Show (April 11, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Syrian residents of Khan Shaykhun hold signs and pictures on Friday during a protest condemning a suspected chemical weapons attack on their town earlier this week. Photo: Getty Images) Last week's chemical attack in Syria and the U.S. military response remind us of the violence Syrian people have lived with for years. It seems […]

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Oil Prices Respond to Airstrike on Syria

Posted on · The world has been reacting to Thursday night's U.S. air strike on the Syrian airfield from which President Donald Trump said this week's chemical attack was launched. Here in Texas, lawmakers have shared their views, including U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who calls Syria a "humanitarian disaster" and its leader Bashar al-Assad "a monster, a puppet […]

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The Legal Dispute Over Refugee Resettlement: Thursday’s Show (December 10, 2015)

Posted on · Nine more Syrian refugees are scheduled to arrive here in Houston today, after U.S. District Judge David Godbey Wednesday denied Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's request for an emergency order blocking them. Paxton submitted then withdrew a similar request last week. The Attorney General's back-and-forth actions are not, of course, the only mixed messages coming […]

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Why Houston Is a Top Destination for Syrian Refugees

Posted on · Millions have been displaced as a result of Syria's civil war. While many have fled to Europe, some are also coming to the United States. And once again, Houston seems to be the ultimate destination for a number of migrants and refugees. We learn why on this edition of Houston Matters, as we talk with […]

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Syrian Refugees in Houston: Thursday’s Show (October 15, 2015)

Posted on · Millions have been displaced as a result of Syria's civil war. While many have fled to Europe, some are also coming to the United States. And once again, Houston seems to be the ultimate destination for a number of migrants and refugees. We learn why on this edition of Houston Matters, as we talk with […]