Houston Matters

Thursday’s Houston Matters: Clearing Up A COVID Test Backlog, And Grading Houston On Inclusivity (Sept. 24, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Clearing up a backlog of COVID-19 tests, Houston falls behind in racial and economic equity, a look at the movie Antebellum by Houston’s Gerard Bush, and stories from the integration of Texas football.

Non-profit benefits navigator Angie Ochoa, with ECHOS, helps a Salvadoran construction worker in Houston sign her daughter up for food stamps and CHIP. The woman previously withdrew her daughter from benefits due to immigration concerns (2019).


Immigrant Families Suffer Health Impacts, As Many Fear New Public Charge Rule

Posted on · Even though the Trump administration's new public charge rule doesn't apply to most immigrant families, misinformation, mistrust and fear around the rule change is impacting public health. Cancer patients, single mothers and other families are opting out of food stamps and Medicaid because they're afraid it could affect their immigration status.

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Foster Care and Test Scores: Monday’s Show (November 9, 2015)

Posted on · While the number of children in foster care has increased nationwide in the last five years — and the population of Harris County has increased since 2010 — the number of kids in foster care in the county over that time has dropped annually, based on the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count data and […]

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Child Fatality Report and Competitive Cooking: Wednesday’s Show (March 25, 2015)

Posted on · Two state agencies have collaborated to create a report examining child abuse and neglect fatalities in Texas. Researchers with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services used public health information from the Department of State Health Services to examine nearly 700 cases in which a child died from abuse or neglect from 2010 to […]

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