Houston Matters

What’s the Best Way to Help the Unemployed?

Posted on · As politicians in Washington continue to haggle over the restoration of long-term unemployment benefits, more than a million Americans have stopped receiving checks. On this edition of Houston Matters, we consider the challenge of determining how best to help long-term unemployed Houstonians and seek to understand what happens to someone out of work for a more […]

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The Long Term Unemployed & Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Mon. Jan. 13, 2014

Posted on · As politicians in Washington continue to haggle over the restoration of long-term unemployment benefits, more than a million Americans have stopped receiving checks. On the one hand, the long-term unemployed are likely to be those most at financial risk, and so most in need of help. They also could impact the economy for the rest […]

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Sleep & Sleep Disorders, Craig Biggio & the Hall of Fame, and Houston ‘Found Objects’: Houston Matters for Fri, Jan 10, 2014

Posted on · On the road, at work, at school, at home, we, our friends, neighbors, co-workers, loved ones – average less than seven hours of sleep each weekday. That’s a lot of sleep-deprived Houstonians. And we’re not just tired, we’re inattentive, less productive, and it’s not good for us. On this edition of Houston Matters, how Houstonians sleep […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, August 9, 2013

Posted on · The Texas Legislature has passed, and Governor Perry has signed, a law which would require some Texans seeking unemployment benefits to pass a drug test. There are numerous questions about the law, including exactly who it covers, in which occupations, whether the state should actually have the right to require such testing, and whether it […]