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Engines of Our Ingenuity 1472: Big Numbers

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:01:58 +0000

Episode: 1472 New uses for huge numbers.  Today, big numbers find new meaning.   

Governor Abbott Commutes Death Sentence Of Thomas Bartlett Whitaker

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:35:32 +0000

Whitaker will now serve life in prison without the possibility of parole

Sheriff: Officer Never Went Inside To Confront Gunman At Florida School

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:25:44 +0000

The officer, Scot Peterson, was suspended without pay and placed under investigation, then chose to resign

Mueller Brings More Charges Against Manafort, Gates

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:52:51 +0000

The special counsel's office has expanded an earlier indictment against President Trump's former campaign chairman and his business partner

Frustrated, Tired, Depressed: Texas’ Vow To Streamline Harvey Recovery And Aid Backfires

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:05:35 +0000

Federal records reveal that it took nearly four times as long to house people in trailers after Harvey as it did following Hurricane Katrina, whose chaotic aftermath became a national scandal. Repairs to houses also are running months behind the pace following 2012's Super Storm Sandy.

Envoy Air Agents Demonstrate Against ‘Poverty Pay’

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:52:54 +0000

Passenger service agents for Envoy, a subsidiary of Fort Worth-based American Airlines, charge the airline with paying them less than a living wage. A union survey reports many depend on food stamps or Medicaid to make ends meet.

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Here’s A Look At The Local Races For Texas House

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:21:11 +0000

Here is a look into the race for seats in the Texas House

Can Voters Loyal To One Party Cause Chaos In The Other Party’s Primary?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:12:28 +0000

 Texas is one of 15 states in the U.S. that holds open primaries. This means you don’t have to declare a party affiliation until you get to the polls.

Here’s A Look At Local Primary Races For State Senate

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:03:04 +0000

Know the candidates for state senate in the upcoming primaries

Army Corps Plans To Study Improvements To Addicks And Barker Reservoirs

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:50:05 +0000

Improvements could include new reservoir dams, increased water capacity and changes to how residents are warned about flooding risks.

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Threats Against Schools Increase Since Florida Shooting

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:42:20 +0000

Educators School Safety Network says it has recorded about 50 threats a day on average since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, compared with about 10 a day on average.

Trump Wants To Ban Bump Stocks; Government Doesn’t Know If It Can Do It

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:11:30 +0000

The president also tweeted his endorsement to raise the age to buy certain rifles to 21

Texas Clinics Flooded With “Tsunami” Of Flu Patients — And The Season May Not Have Peaked Yet

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:10:26 +0000

More than 4,000 Texans have died from flu-related illnesses this season, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Educators Use Virtual Field Trips To Interest Kids In Real Outdoor Adventures

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:59:43 +0000

The Virtually Wild Texas program started out as a way to bring nature to kids in hospitals. But now, educators across the state are using it to supplement real outdoor adventures.

Ronnie Killen Talks About His Drive For The Best BBQ

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:30:03 +0000

Houston's BBQ king discusses his craft, his drive for perfection, and his love of Pearland.

Privatizing The International Space Station — What Would That Mean For Houston And The Johnson Space Center?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:20:59 +0000

Space insiders say resolving the future of the ISS will play a large role in the future of Houston's Johnson Space Center.

Second Day Of Harvey Conference Focuses On Lessons Learned And New Flood Policies

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:06:17 +0000

Global experts are in Houston to discuss lessons learned from Harvey and to examine the best ways to move forward.

Party Politics, Texas Edition Ep. 46: Early Voting Numbers High for Democrats

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:00:15 +0000

Brandon and Jay talk about the state races, land commissioner, agricultural commissioner, Senate District 17 and House District 134

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Party Politics, National Edition Ep. 46: What to do about guns?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:00:01 +0000

Brandon and Jay walk us through new electoral lines being drawn in Pennsylvania, how twice as many women are running for office this year and President Trump endorsing Mitt Romney for a Senate seat in Utah

WATCH: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Sends Satellites Into Space

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:33:18 +0000

SpaceX targeted a Falcon 9 launch of the PAZ satellite to low-Earth orbit 

WATCH: Students Rallying Around The Country Talk With PBS Newshour

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:31:52 +0000

Two high schoolers share their thoughts on the student movement that stemmed from the recent school shooting in Florida

Jury Finds Democratic State Sen. Carlos Uresti Guilty Of 11 Felonies, Including Fraud

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:24:52 +0000

State Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, could face years in prison and lose his seat after he was found guilty of multiple felonies Thursday.

Records Of Harvey Flood Prediction Not Released To Public

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:05:03 +0000

The forecasts have emerged six months after Harvey

UT/TT Poll: Texas Voters’ View Of Federal Fesponse To Hurricane Harvey Slips

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:18:27 +0000

Texas voters’ approval toward the federal government’s response to Hurricane Harvey fell since we last checked in October, from 57 percent to 48 percent, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

UT/TT Poll: Texans Are Pro-Immigrant — With Caveats

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:49:45 +0000

Only 30 percent of Texas voters believe the United States admits the right number of legal immigrants, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll, while 42 percent think the number is too high.

WATCH: Marco Rubio Faces Student’s Questions Over His Acceptance Of NRA Money At CNN Town Hall In Wake Of Parkland Shooting

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:03:49 +0000

At a CNN town hall, the Republican senator said he would support raising the age limit for those wanting to purchase AR-15 style rifles and is "reconsidering" his position on high-capacity magazines.

Houston-Area School District Threatens Suspensions Over Walkouts, HISD Says It Won’t Punish Participating Students

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:24:57 +0000

Students are rallying behind the Parkland shooting survivors, but some may have repercussions for protests

Governor Abbott Weighs Parole Board’s Advice On Inmate’s Fate

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:03:52 +0000

Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, recommended unanimously that Abbott commute the death sentence

Texas Transgender Wrestler Back To Defend State Title

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:59:40 +0000

Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs is back to defend the girls wrestling title he did not want

Full Show: Space Station Privatization, And Virtual Field Trips (Feb. 22, 2018)

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:00:50 +0000

On Thursday's Houston Matters: We get the latest from a conference on flood prevention. We discuss what privatizing the International Space Station could mean for Houston. Barbecue icon Ronnie Killen talks about his craft. And we visit a program that aims to get kids out into nature using some ironic means.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 3163: Questioning The Speed Of Light

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:01:20 +0000

Episode: 3163 Answering Questions About Variable Speed Of Light Theories.  Today, the speed of light. 

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How Much Does Voting Matter In A Gerrymandered District?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:32:59 +0000

Texas is one of three states whose legislative maps have landed them before the Supreme Court this term

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New Initiative Tackles Poverty In Montgomery County

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:17:11 +0000

'E3' brings together different agencies to serve the low-income community

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Trump Hears Emotional Students And Parents Representing Stoneman Douglas High School

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:01:21 +0000

The President said: "We don't want others to go through the kind of pain you've been through."

Texas Ports Appeal To State Lawmakers For More Transportation Funding

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:35:41 +0000

Port directors tell the Senate Transportation Committee there needs to be more investment in roads that carry freight traffic. They also need funds for channel dredging, especially after Harvey.

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Syrian Barrage Buries Civilian Areas: ‘What Have We Done To Deserve This?’

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:40:36 +0000

Attacks on rebel-held eastern Ghouta, outside Damascus, have killed over 250 civilians and show no signs of slowing. Aid groups say pro-regime forces are targeting residential buildings and hospitals.

Houston City Council Set to Vote On New Floodplain Regulations Next Month

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:32:29 +0000

Mayor Sylvester Turner set the vote for March 21, following council member demands for a longer public comment period.

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Ed Emmett Calls For Political Focus On Flood Protection For Harris County

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:54:19 +0000

The county Judge believes that calls to cut property taxes amount to support for decreased flood control funding

Houston Health Department Confirms Season’s First Pediatric Flu-Associated Death

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:49:04 +0000

Houston Health Department confirms the season’s first pediatric flu-associated death within the city

Report Detailing Harassment At NPR Cites ‘High Level Of Distrust’ Of Management

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:01:10 +0000

An outside legal review of NPR's handling of allegations against former top news executive Michael Oreskes found that questions were raised about his behavior even before he was hired.