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Your Sleep Disorder Questions Answered

Posted on · On the road, at work, at school, at home, we, our friends, neighbors, co-workers, loved ones – average less than seven hours of sleep each weekday. That’s a lot of sleep-deprived Houstonians. And we’re not just tired, we’re inattentive, less productive, and it’s not good for us. We discuss how Houstonians sleep – we’ll share […]

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Sleep & Sleep Disorders, Craig Biggio & the Hall of Fame, and Houston ‘Found Objects’: Houston Matters for Fri, Jan 10, 2014

Posted on · On the road, at work, at school, at home, we, our friends, neighbors, co-workers, loved ones – average less than seven hours of sleep each weekday. That’s a lot of sleep-deprived Houstonians. And we’re not just tired, we’re inattentive, less productive, and it’s not good for us. On this edition of Houston Matters, how Houstonians sleep […]

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Women in Houston & Texas Politics, Health Care, Galveston Restaurant Week: Houston Matters for Thursday, January 9, 2014

Posted on · The Houston City Council’s back in session but, aside from Mayor Parker, there are just two women on the council, the fewest in 15 years. It’s also the first time in a quarter century that a minority woman does not have a seat on the city council. What, if anything, do we make of this? Mayor […]

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Craig Biggio and ‘Falling Short’ in Baseball Hall of Fame Voting

Posted on · I was a late bloomer, shorter than your average teenager when Craig Biggio’s big league career began in 1988. I wasn’t yet old enough to drive – and it’s a good thing – when I was 15, I could barely see over the steering wheel.  Biggio? He was driving the ball into the gaps at […]

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Is Houston’s Crime Lab Improving?

Posted on · The Houston Forensic Science Center – Houston’s crime lab – is being overseen these days by an independent board, which hired Dr. Daniel Garner to run it. Garner formerly managed the forensics lab for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll talk with Dr. Garner and chairman Scott Hochberg about […]

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Supreme Court of Texas Hearing Oral Arguments on Cases Ranging from Negligence to Defamation

Posted on · The Supreme Court of Texas is hearing oral arguments this week in a handful of cases  involving matters ranging from arbitration awards to homeowner’s insurance to maritime law and negligence, to defamation. We talk with Osler McCarthy, the state high court’s staff attorney, about these cases, and how the court operates.

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Do Supreme Court of Texas Justices Disclose Enough About Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest?

Posted on · The nonprofit investigative journalism organization the Center for Public Integrity last month gave failing grades to 42 states and the District of Columbia when it comes to their rules regarding financial disclosures. That’s the  information judges are required to publish regarding gifts they receive or their own financial situations — things that could be conflicts […]

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Houston’s Crime Lab, the Supreme Court of Texas, & the Houston Aces: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

Posted on · The Houston Forensic Science Center – Houston’s crime lab – is being overseen these days by an independent board, which hired Dr. Daniel Garner to run it. Garner formerly managed the forensics lab for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll talk with Dr. Garner and chairman Scott Hochberg about […]

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Broadway Singer & Actress Betty Buckley Reflects on Career

Posted on · We hear from Broadway singer and actress Betty Buckley, a 2012 inductee into the American Theater Hall of Fame. The Texas native is performing a concert Friday, Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wortham Center. Buckley is a Texas native whom New York Magazine called “The Voice of Broadway.” She rose to fame in 1982, starring as Grizabella […]

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That Abandoned Lot in Your Neighborhood — It’s More Than Just an Eyesore

Posted on · Also this hour: Just a few months ago, the City of Houston rolled out its Mow-Down program – a pilot program to address overgrown abandoned lots in Houston neighborhoods. Officials say they’re eyesores which raise public safety concerns. We talk with the head of the program, Landon Taylor.