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Thursday’s Houston Matters: The Battle Over Mail-In Ballots In Harris County, And Preventing The Next Pandemic (Oct. 1, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The latest in the battle over mail-in balloting in Harris County, local researchers are determined to catch the next pandemic before it spreads from animals to humans, advice for job seekers amid the pandemic, and how alligator snapping turtles came to thrive in Buffalo Bayou in the shadow of downtown.

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Full Show: Gun Violence Study, Energy Outlook, And The Evolution Of…Evolution (Feb. 7, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A new study about gun violence. The 2019 energy industry forecast. The city's best new restaurants. And the evolution of...well...evolution.

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Full Show: Santa Fe Starts A New School Year, And Firefighters’ Workers Comp Claims (Aug. 20, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A Santa Fe student explores our nation's gun culture. We learn why Texas firefighters with cancer are consistently denied workers comp. We talk with UTMB researchers who bio-engineered a set of human lungs. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.

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Full Show: Zero Tolerance Policy’s Effect On Resources, And Developing A New Ebola Vaccine (June 19, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss how the “zero tolerance” immigration policy is straining resources locally. We learn about a new experimental Ebola vaccine developed by a Galveston researcher. Horticulturalist Linda Gay answers your gardening questions. And, to commemorate Juneteenth, we revisit Emancipation Park's re-dedication celebration last year.

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Making Things to Make You Well: A Visit to UTMB’s MakerHealth Space

Posted on · (Above: UTMB's Christopher Smith Gonzalez, Andrew Maxwell-Parish and Dr. Sohum Desai chat inside the hospital's MakerHealth Space. It's the nation's first maker space inside a hospital. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)We often hear about "makers" – people who are using tools to make different things – be it traditional power tools or newer technology […]

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Anti-Semitism in Houston, and the Future of Nuclear Power in Texas: Thursday’s Show (March 16, 2017)

Posted on · (Above:Â The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center in Meyerland. Photo: Wikipedia Commons) On Sunday (March 12, 2017), the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston was evacuated for the second time in less than a month after receiving another bomb threat. JCCs and other Jewish organizations nationwide have received more than 150 such bomb threats […]