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Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, and The Good, Bad and Ugly of the News: Friday’s Show (February 10, 2017)

Posted on · Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says he’s still assessing all the factors and possible fallout involved in potentially ending the county’s cooperation with the controversial 287(g) program. The program allows local law enforcement to transfer inmates with criminal records who are undocumented immigrants over to federal authorities. Gonzalez campaigned on ending the program, and critics […]

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What Are the Economic Opportunities in Greater Houston?

Posted on · All this week, NPR and public radio stations nationwide are taking part in this week's A Nation Engaged project which asks, "What can we do to create economic opportunity for more Americans?" On this edition of Houston Matters, we turn the question towards economic opportunity here in Greater Houston. First, Michael Hagerty talks with Bill […]

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Study: Consumers Often Feel Guilt When Buying Luxury Items

Posted on · During the holidays, do you ever feel pressure to buy things you really can't afford? According to research co-authored by a University of Houston professor, many of us actually feel guilt when buying a luxury product – whether during the holidays or the rest of the year. Dr. Vanessa Patrick at UH’s Bauer College of […]

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Our Expert Answers Your Insurance Questions

Posted on · The more complicated your life gets, chances are the more types of insurance you'll need — from life to car and house coverage. But how much do you really need and how often should you change providers. We put those questions to John Lopez, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Houston's Bauer College of […]

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Oil Layoffs: Where Are the Jobs Being Lost?

Posted on · With low oil prices, we’ve all heard about the thousands of jobs being lost. But what jobs are they and where were they? We talk with Adam Perdue, an economist at the University of Houston's Institute for Regional Forecasting at the Bauer School of Business and Parker Harvey, senior regional economist with the Houston-Galveston Area […]

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How Would Repeal of 40-Year-Old Ban on Crude Oil Exports Impact Houston?

Posted on · There’s proposed legislation in Washington that would repeal a forty-year-old ban on crude oil exports. Two U.S. Representatives from Texas- Congressman Gene Green (D-Houston) and Congressman Joe Barton (R-Ennis) -weighed in during a recent hearing before a House and Energy subcommittee. Congressman Barton, chief sponsor of the bill, argues repealing the ban on crude oil […]

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