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Full Show: Legislature Preview, And Wynton Marsalis (Nov. 30, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We discuss how the newly signed U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement might affect Houston businesses. We preview the 2019 Texas Legislature. Our non-experts break down the week’s news. And trumpeter Wynton Marsalis discusses his love of holiday music.

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Full Show: Marijuana Diversion Program, And The Early Days Of AIDS (Dec. 1, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We check in on Harris County's marijuana diversion program. Then, AIDS survivors and advocates share their stories. Also, we discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week’s news. And author Anton DiSclafani talks about her book, The After Party.

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35 Years: Houstonians Affected by HIV/AIDS and Their Historical Accounts

Posted on · Today (Dec. 1, 2016) is World AIDS Day, a new oral history project has been launched to collect the stories of Houstonians affected by the disease. The oH Project (The Oral History Project) has been founded to collect, preserve, and make available the painful, heroic, and inspiring experiences of people impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Houston, […]

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Rich and Poor Divide, and How Schools Affect Property Values: Thursday’s Show (December 1, 2016)

Posted on · Houston’s high-poverty areas have quadrupled since 1980, according to a new report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. The county’s upper-income census tracts tend to be more homogeneous — meaning that individuals with similar levels of income live in the same place. The researchers said this trend has been amplified over time, with […]

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Local Researcher Continues Work on HIV-Prevention Drug

Posted on · For the past decade, a local researcher has been working on a drug to prevent HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Dr. Alessandro Grattoni, is an associate professor of nanomedicine at Houston Methodist. His research involves using a refillable implant that administers drugs to subjects at risk of HIV exposure. He’s developed a prototype, and his […]

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Houston Doctor Recalls 30 Years Treating HIV/AIDS Patients, and Researching an HIV Vaccine

Posted on · Today is World AIDS Day, the international day of HIV/AIDS awareness and remembrance of those affected by the disease. Houston being home to the internationally renowned Texas Medical Center, there is naturally research being done here regarding HIV/AIDS. Dr. Adan Rios is among those researching a potential HIV vaccine. He immigrated to Houston in 1982, just […]

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AIDS Research and the Year in Oil and Gas: Tuesday’s Show (December 1, 2015)

Posted on · According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.2 million Americans live today with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. But that’s also the same number the World Health Organization says died from AIDS-related causes worldwide last year, a fact which underscores how – even as HIV has become a largely chronic disease […]

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World AIDS Day, Charitable Giving and Cold Weather Gardening: Houston Matters for Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Posted on · Today is World AIDS Day, and this year marks the 25th anniversary of Harris Health System’s Thomas Street Health Center, which meets the medical, psychological and social needs of Houstonians diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Thomas Street was the nation’s first free-standing HIV/AIDS treatment facility. On this edition of Houston Matters, we hear about the challenges of treating […]