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Full Show: Debate Countdown, Young People On Climate Change, And Medicare For All (Sept. 12, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Countdown to the Presidential debate at TSU, young people share their thoughts on climate change, the meaning of "Medicare for All," and a choral work based on Anne Frank's diary.

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Full Show: Mayor’s Gun Violence Commission, Jeff Skilling Released, And The Doctor Shortage In Texas (Feb. 21, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: The mayor's commission on gun violence unveils its legislative priorities. Jeff Skilling is released from a halfway house. We discuss efforts to address the doctor shortage in Texas. Writer Valeria Luiselli talks about her latest novel. And we learn about a performance art festival.

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Full Show: What Happens In Houston If Obamacare Fails, And What Drives Local Auto Sales (Aug. 17, 2017)

Posted on · Will Obamacare indeed fail if no further action is taken? And, if so, what affect could it have on Houston patients and the local healthcare industry? Houston Matters talks with two local healthcare experts. Plus: we examine what causes new auto sales in the region to rise and fall.

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Rethinking Fast Food in Houston’s Medical Center

Posted on · Recently, an event was held by a local initiative of Value [the] Meal, a national campaign with Corporate Accountability International. Their aim for this event was to challenge the CEO’s of some of the Texas Medical Center hospitals, like Texas Children’s Hospital and Ben Taub, to remove the McDonald’s restaurants from their buildings. The event comes on […]

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What’s Most Important to Texans When it Comes to Healthcare?

Posted on · Dr. Tim Garson, Director of the Texas Medical Center’s Health Policy Institute recently initiated a Nielsen survey of Texans to learn about their attitudes towards healthcare. From all of the responses, he identified the top 12 most interesting findings — from the importance of quality in healthcare, to what people would be willing to give […]

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NTSB Ruling, Jade Helm and Sobriety Theater: Thursday’s Show (June 11, 2015)

Posted on · The National Transportation Safety Board this week issued its initial report on a March 2014 collision in the Houston Ship Channel between the bulk carrier Summer Wind and the Miss Susan tow in lower Galveston Bay, which led to an oil spill and temporary closure of the channel. While the accident occurred on a foggy day, the […]