Full Show: Mapping The DNA Of All Life On Earth, And Ira Glass (May 9, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn about efforts to reduce flooding in area bayous and how underground tunnels might help. We discuss the week's political news and learn about efforts to map the genome of every species on earth. And we talk with Ira Glass about lessons he's learned in his public radio career.

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Writer Lindy West on Confronting Her Internet Troll and Reclaiming the Word ‘Fat’

Posted on · (Above: Lindy West is the author of “Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman.” Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) We all know the anonymity of the Internet can often bring out the worst in people. But what if you had to face someone who’s harassed you online – in person? That’s what happened to writer […]

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One Year After St. Joseph Shooting: Hospitals Relying More on Armed Security

Posted on · One year ago tomorrow (Aug. 27, 2015), a University of Houston student named Alan Pean was shot while being treated at downtown Houston's St. Joseph Medical Center. Pean was having a psychotic episode when security was summoned to his room in the form of two off-duty HPD officers moonlighting as hospital security. They said Pean […]