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Oral History Project Documents Stories Of Harvey Survivors

Posted on · A project at the University of Houston called Resilient Houston will gather first-hand experiences of victims, first responders, and those working in energy and flood abatement during and after Hurricane Harvey.

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Full Show: Harvey Victim Survey, And A New Plan For Downtown (Dec. 5, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: The Texas voter ID law is back in the courts. A new survey examines the plight of Harvey victims. We learn about efforts to collect oral histories from Hurricane Harvey. We discuss what's in a new long-term plan for downtown Houston. And Dr. Andy Boyd examines if it's possible for humans to understand everything.

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35 Years: Houstonians Affected by HIV/AIDS and Their Historical Accounts

Posted on · Today (Dec. 1, 2016) is World AIDS Day, a new oral history project has been launched to collect the stories of Houstonians affected by the disease. The oH Project (The Oral History Project) has been founded to collect, preserve, and make available the painful, heroic, and inspiring experiences of people impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Houston, […]

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Rich and Poor Divide, and How Schools Affect Property Values: Thursday’s Show (December 1, 2016)

Posted on · Houston’s high-poverty areas have quadrupled since 1980, according to a new report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. The county’s upper-income census tracts tend to be more homogeneous — meaning that individuals with similar levels of income live in the same place. The researchers said this trend has been amplified over time, with […]