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Houston Matters for Tues., Nov. 19, 2013

Houston Matters for Tues., Nov. 19, 2013

Contact-us-anchorman-quotesLast week, we explored the state of community papers in Houston. Today, we turn our attention to the major news media outlets in town, to consider the state of local news coverage in Greater Houston. We’ll welcome your questions for George Haj, senior editor at the Houston Chronicle, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff, and former KTRH reporter and assistant news director Joe Householder. We’ll talk about the state of newsrooms in town, how technology, social media, and changing viewing, listening and reading habits have impacted the industry, and we’ll welcome your suggestions for the types of coverage Houston’s media does well, as well as the stories local news media may miss.

Also this hour: we’ll learn about research being conducted right here in Houston to improve the treatment of patients recovering from strokes – including an intriguing study involving the use of an ultrasound “helmet” which works in concert with drug therapy to help ischemic stroke patients. We’ll also learn about common warning signs of stroke.

And: A conversation with Barry Scheck, co-founder of The Innocence Project, an organization which seeks DNA testing for convicts the project believes are innocent. So far, 311 people nationwide have been exonerated of crimes as a result of the project’s work. According to Scheck, more such exonerations have occurred here in Texas than in any other state.

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  • Stay Classy Houston: What’s Right and Wrong About Local News

    Last week, we explored the state of community papers in Houston. Today, we turn our attention to the major news media outlets in town, to consider the state of local news coverage in Greater Houston. We welcome your questions for George Haj, senior editor at the Houston Chronicle, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff, and former KTRH reporter and assistant news director Joe Householder.

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  • New ‘Helmet’ Helps Stroke Patients

    We learn about research being conducted right here in Houston to improve the treatment of patients recovering from strokes – including an intriguing study involving the use of an ultrasound “helmet” which works in concert with drug therapy to help ischemic stroke patients. We’ll also learn about common warning signs of stroke.

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  • Passing Time In Traffic: Listening to Audiobooks

    If you don’t have a very long commute to and from work, consider yourself lucky. But, if you’re like the rest of us, sitting in traffic to get from Point A to Point B, we hear you. We understand it can get frustrating and even downright maddening sometimes to get stuck in traffic, waiting…and waiting…and waiting to get to your

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  • Does Texas Have the Nation’s Worst Criminal Justice System?

    The Innocence Project, the non-profit legal justice organization, has used DNA evidence to so far exonerate 311 people nationwide who were convicted of crimes they did not commit. One of the organization’s co-founders, criminal defense attorney Barry Scheck, spoke Nov. 18 at Houston’s Progressive Forum. Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty talked with Scheck who says Texas leads the nation in DNA exonerations,

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Craig Cohen

Craig CohenCraig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekdays at noon and 7:00 p.m. on Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM. Craig is a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism. He's spent the bulk of his career in public media, in roles ranging from programmer and manager, to talk show host, reporter, news director, and producer. He's interviewed politicians, industry leaders, authors, newsmakers, and the occasional Muppet. Craig seeks to make the world a slightly better place every day, by informing, enlightening, and entertaining.View all posts by Craig Cohen →