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Full Show: Election Results, And Political Roundup (Nov. 8, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We bring you results from Election Day 2017 along with analysis of the latest political stories. Then, we hear a story about a veteran's encounter with a D-Day survivor. And we learn about a free service that restores family photos damaged by Harvey.

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New Police and Fire Chiefs In Houston, Pearl Harbor, and Full Menu: Wednesday’s Show (December 7, 2016)

Posted on · The Houston Chronicle recently published an investigative piece looking at how a patient’s suicide at The Menninger Clinic points to larger problems in transparency with mental health clinics and hospitals.  We talk with Mike Hixenbaugh with The Houston Chronicle about his report Also this hour…

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Encounter with D-Day Survivor Changes Houston Vet’s View on Thanking Someone for Their Service

Posted on · Today is Veterans Day. So we thought we’d bring you this story about a Houston veteran and his encounter with another veteran. When Houston comedian Ty Mahany was in the military, he had an encounter with a survivor of the D-Day invasion. Like many of us would, he shook the veteran’s hand and thanked him for […]

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UH Student Helped Build Schools in Afghanistan

Posted on · We meet a University of Houston student Shaun Theriot-Smith who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and then took advantage of the GI Bill to attend college. He talks about working to build schools in the countries he served in. This segment was produced by Houston Public Media’s Abner Fletcher.

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UH Student Helped Build Schools in Afghanistan

Posted on · We meet a University of Houston student Shaun Theriot-Smith who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and then took advantage of the GI Bill to attend college. He talks about working to build schools in the countries he served in. This segment was produced by Houston Public Media’s Abner Fletcher.

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Veterans Retreats and Street Harassment: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Posted on · The 2007 best-selling book (and 2013 film adaptation) Lone Survivor  tells the story of Navy SEAL and Houston native Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of a gun battle during a mission in Afghanistan in 2005. Luttrell was badly wounded, and wasn’t rescued until several days after the battle.  It’s a harrowing story, but as is […]

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Veterans, Bitcoin, and the Art of Radio Waves: Houston Matters for Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Posted on · This week, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced a plan to improve the speed of veteran care. President Obama promised military veterans at the American Legion national convention that he would fulfill his “sacred trust” to them by overhauling a system deemed “unacceptable and troubling” by an inspector general’s report highlighting a Phoenix VA hospital where there […]