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Full Show: Transmitting Wind Energy, And Writer Junot Diaz (April 3, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn about a Houston-based project to transmit wind energy across the Midwest. Then, we learn about standards for sanitation at health clinics. Plus, we discuss the effectiveness of protesting. And Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz talks about his children's book, Islandborn.

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Whole Woman’s Health Clinic Reopens, and Improper Teacher-Student Relationship: Thursday’s Show (May 11, 2017)

Posted on · It’s been nearly a year (June 27, 2016)) since the US Supreme Court struck down two provisions of a Texas law regulating abortion. The clinic at the center of the case in Austin is reopening to patients for the first time in three years, the first to do so since Texas’ House Bill 2 forced […]

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Why Are Pregnancy-Related Deaths Rising Rapidly in Texas?

Posted on · A new study in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology found the number of women in Texas who died from complications from pregnancy nearly doubled between 2010 and 2014, which translates into some 600 women who lost their lives because of pregnancy complications in Texas during those five years, giving Texas the highest maternal mortality rate […]

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New Rules Regarding Fetal Remains — Are They About Dignity or Discouraging Women from Getting Abortions?

Posted on · New rules proposed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the state’s Health and Human Services Commission would change the way fetal tissue is disposed of after medical procedures like abortions, requiring burials or cremation instead of long-standing procedures allowing disposal in sanitary landfills. But it would also apply to miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies terminated in […]

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Does the Texas Women’s Health Program Make Up for Medicaid Cuts?

Posted on · Last month (July 1, 2016), Texas launched a new program touted to help more women obtain free or low-cost healthcare. It’s the latest in a series of moves since the state cut off funding for organizations (like Planned Parenthood) linked to abortion providers five years ago. More than 80 clinics closed — a third of them affiliated […]

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Judicial Latitude, Women’s Health, and Construction Safety: Tuesday’s Show (August 2, 2016)

Posted on · When former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa was sentenced last month (July 18, 2016) to 46 months in prison for repeatedly illegally logging into the Houston Astros’ computer database, reaction was swift – and, in some cases, surprising. As the scandal was already well documented, many skipped taking Correa rightly to task for […]