April Josephine

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‘Mean Girls’: Lessons from the show and how to stop bullying in school

Posted on · Bullying and cyberbullying are very prominent in our culture. Today, we talk to a cast member of 'Mean Girls' the musical about the show, and how she is helping provide a safe space for youth to open up and share. Plus, a school psychologist shares lessons can we learn from musical, and how students can combat bullying in school.

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‘Ask the Lawyer’ Episode: When it comes to all people being treated fairly in the eyes of the law, what’s the best way to navigate the system?

Posted on · Houston legal experts discuss what to do when in those personal situations need a lawyer or a judge. Although these experts cannot offer legal advice, they are here to help us understand more about the law and the issues we may be dealing with.

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Fact checking claims about the energy grid, and using sports to generate positive PR (July 21, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Politicians are pointing fingers at different entities about concerns regarding energy supply. But how true are those claims? Then we discuss the concept of sportswashing. And we reflect on how air conditioning shaped our city's growth and development.

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Will Lawsuits Against ERCOT Succeed? (Feb. 23, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: State lawmakers take up the governor’s emergency item on ERCOT reform, lawyers try to sue the energy grid operator over last week’s power outage, and Houston City Councilman Edward Pollard answers listener questions.

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How The Pandemic’s Affecting Our Children (Oct. 22, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Addressing an increase in violent crime, how the pandemic's affecting the social development of kids, and staging socially-distanced theatre in people's backyards.

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Friday’s Show: Houston’s Economic Forecast For 2020, And The Year’s Best New Restaurants (Dec. 6, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We dig into the 2020 economic forecast for Houston. Local food writers continue their discussion of their favorite new restaurants of the year. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we learn about a new play called Baby Screams Miracle.

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Full Show: Remembering NASA Pioneer Chris Kraft, And Moving The Battleship Texas (July 23, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Reflecting on the career of NASA's Chris Kraft, the future of the Battleship Texas, a NASA engineer writes science fiction, and we preview the Houston Shakespeare Festival.

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Full Show: Report On Surge Flooding, And Our Weekly Political Roundup (May 8, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: A report says we need to go beyond a coastal spine to protect Greater Houston from flooding, we break down the week's political stories, a researcher interviews some 600 women at Texas abortion clinics, and two UH alums return to premiere a new play.

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Full Show: City Council Considers Layoffs, And Political Roundup (April 17, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: City Council considers laying off 220 firefighters, our weekly political roundup, a revival of Ragtime comes to Houston, and writer Daniel Peña on his debut novel, Bang.

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Full Show: Trump Visits Houston, And Insurers Opening Health Clinics (April 10, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: President Trump visits Crosby. Health insurance companies partner with health care providers to open clinics. Our weekly political roundup. Activist David Dow discusses his first novel. And Bruce Lumpkin returns to Houston to direct a revival of the Broadway show, Nine.