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Is the Country’s Current Political Discourse Encouraging Violence?

Posted on · Political discourse these days is tense at best and downright ugly at its worst. A recent CBS poll showed that Americans from across the political spectrum agree that civility has gradually been diminishing from political debates over the past few years, and some even suggest that the tone of these debates is encouraging violence, like […]

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New Laws, Pearland and Texans Preview: Monday’s Show (August 31, 2015)

Posted on · Starting tomorrow (9/1/15), the majority of the laws passed during the state’s 84th legislative session will take effect. All this month, the Texas Tribune has reported how these new laws may change some Texans’ lives. We discuss how on this edition of Houston Matters, as we welcome your questions for Texas Tribune Managing Editor Ayan Mittra. Also […]

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Event Hosts Community Members to Highlight Domestic Violence

Posted on · Vox Culture is a cultural/arts/social service organization established here in Houston to help bring attention to social causes in the Houston area in creative ways. March 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. they’re addressing the issue of domestic violence with an event called “Breaking Silence.” The event will feature a panel of leaders and […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Houston Growing Slower, Local Church Split & Calling Domestic Violence Overrated: The Good The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · Houston growing not quite so fast, a local church voting over its future, and a candidate for district attorney calling domestic violence overrated: We discuss “The Good the Bad and the Ugly” in Houston news with our rotating panel of “non-experts.” This week’s panel is comprised of: Mark Bennett, attorney and author of the “Defending People” […]

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Is Gun Violence in Houston Getting Worse?

Posted on · Saturday marked the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty children and six adults were killed. A year later, on this edition of Houston Matters, we consider gun violence here in Houston. Does Houston have more or fewer incidents of gun violence than other major U.S. cities? Is it getting […]

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Taking a Stand Around the World

Posted on · Houston Congressman Ted Poe is sponsoring legislation that addresses the issues of violence against women throughout the world. He joined local leaders at the Houston area women's center to raise awareness about the issue. Pat Hernandez has more.