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How Does Emotion Fuel Views in the Gun Debate?

Posted on · What’s your relationship with guns? If you own a gun, why do you own it? If you don’t, why don’t you? And how much of that decision is predicated on emotion? How about our ongoing conversation about gun rights and gun control – is it based in fact, or based in feeling? We talked to […]

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Gun Discussion with Local Leader of Moms Demand Action and NRA President

Posted on · It seems like we can’t get through the day anymore without hearing about another act of gun violence. The latest came Thursday afternoon at Bush Intercontinental Airport here in Houston. A man fired a gun in the air inside a ticketing area. A homeland security agent confronted him, and when the man refused to drop […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, May 3, 2013

Posted on · The National Rifle Association’s annual convention is under way here in Houston. Some 70,000 are expected to attend. After Newtown, some believed the country might be ready for a new conversation about guns. Instead, gun control and gun rights advocates seem more entrenched than ever. Today on Houston Matters, the gun debate and Houstonians’ thoughts […]

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Top Ten Tex Mex Restaurants (Houston Matters’ Unofficial Poll)

Posted on · So we did a quick Facebook poll of our friends to see what they think the best Tex Mex restaurant is in Houston. One of the comments we got back was that choosing a favorite Tex Mex is like choosing a favorite child :-) Nonetheless we’re still attempting to do it and feel free to […]

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Describing Houston in 6 Words

Posted on · What six words best describe Houston? We asked sources in KUHF’s Public Insight Network on six-word phrases that capture the essence of the Bayou City. Listen to what they had to say.

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KUHF Reporters Talk About the Issues they Cover in Houston

Posted on · The U.S. Census Bureau says the Houston metro area has seen greater population growth than any other U.S. metro area in the last decade. And last year, Harris County added more residents than any other U.S. county. We talked to KUHF reporters Gail DeLaughter, Dave Fehling, Carrie Feibel, Laura Isensee, and Andrew Schneider. Each covers an […]

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Mayor Annise Parker and Others Weigh in on the State of the City

Posted on · For 32 years, Rice University’s Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey has tracked the social and political landscape of Houston. This year’s survey is out, and it has some compelling things to say about Houstonians’ attitudes on issues ranging from immigration to gun control to same sex marriage and beyond. We spoke to the author of […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, April 26, 2013

Posted on · For 32 years, the Kinder Houston Area Survey has tracked the social and political landscape of Houston. This year’s survey is out, and it has some compelling things to say about Houstonians attitudes on issues ranging from immigration to gun control to same sex marriage and beyond. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss this […]

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KUHF News to Launch Houston Matters; Craig Cohen To Host

Posted on · Craig Cohen, a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism, will host Houston Matters, a new public affairs show on KUHF News 88.7FM and kuhf.org beginning Friday, April 26 from noon to 1pm. The radio program will initially air weekly, each Friday, with plans to expand to a daily broadcast as additional staff is hired. Houston Matters will focus on news, trends and topical issues of interest and importance to the Greater Houston community.

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Discussing the Latest Texting While Driving Bill in the Texas Legislature

Posted on · As the Texas Legislature again takes up a texting while driving ban, we want to know what you think – would such a ban statewide discourage you from texting? What about all the other distractions on the road? Joined by State Representative Tom Craddick who serves the 82nd district, which includes Midland and Harris County Sheriff Adrian […]

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How Immigration Reform will Affect Houston

Posted on · The so-called “Gang of Eight” in Congress seems poised to announce their proposal for comprehensive immigration reform. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was in Houston last week to discuss it. And rallies calling for such reform took place across the country on Wednesday, including here in Houston, where participants and onlookers alike shared strong opinions […]

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Houston Grand Opera’s Latest Home Grown Opera about Houston’s Connection with Japan

Posted on · This month, the Houston Grand Opera will premiere The Memory Stone by composer Marty Regan and librettist Kenny Fries. It’s a new opera presenting the story of two women impacted by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011. It’s a part of the Opera’s East and West series – eight chamber operas celebrating […]

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Looking at University Security and Psychology Programs in the Wake of the Lone Star College Stabbings

Posted on · Tuesday’s stabbing attack which injured more than a dozen people at Lone Star College’s Cy-Fair campus was followed Thursday by a pair of bomb threats at St. Thomas University. These incidents underscore the need for college campuses to provide a secure learning environment for students. One step many campuses have taken in recent years is […]