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Full Show: HISD’s Superintendent Search, And A Near-Fatal Spacewalk (Jan. 17, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We preview tonight's HISD board meeting and learn what community members want in their next superintendent. We examine why so few minorities are head coaches. And we learn about a spacewalk that went awry.

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Full Show: Measles in Houston, And Defining Hate Crimes (Aug. 29, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn more about measles and the effectiveness of vaccination. We break down the week's big political stories. We discuss what constitutes a hate crime. And writer Attica Locke talks about her work.

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Since It’s Not Mandatory, Doctors Struggle to Convince Parents of the Need for HPV Vaccine

Posted on · In 2007, then-Texas Governor Rick Perry issued an executive order mandating all 11- and 12-year-old girls in the state get a vaccine for HPV (human papillomavirus). Later that year, the state legislature passed a bill vacating the governor’s order. Some wondered whether the governor had been bought by Merck, the manufacturer of the HPV vaccine […]