Wastewater monitoring effective in detecting viral outbreaks at schools, study shows – Houston Public Media
The study measured weekly levels of COVID-19 and influenza in wastewater samples and found that wastewater sampling data was reflective of infection rates in schools themselves.houstonpublicmedia.org
North Shore HS head football coach John Kay hired as LB coach at Rice University, KPRC 2 Sports confirms
KPRC 2 Sports confirmed that John Kay is stepping down as head coach at North Shore and will begin his college coaching career at Rice University where he will be the new linebackers coach for the Owls program under Head Coach Mike Bloomgren.
Houston Newsmakers: Abuse, neglect affecting Texas children -- What can we do?
IN THIS EPISODE: After several rough cases involving abuse and neglect in children--including here in Harris County, Host Khambrel Marshall sits down with Dr. Bob Sanborn, president and CEO of Children At Risk. He believes that much of the abuse and suffering in children can be reduced if the government stepped forward.
How commissioners’ boycott of a tax vote could affect the county’s budget (Oct. 26, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Wednesday's show: Commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey boycotted the final opportunity to vote on the Harris County tax rate. How will that affect the county's budget? Then we discuss that and other developments in politics in our weekly roundup. And we talk with writer and Rice University professor Kiese Laymon, who's been awarded a MacArthur "genius grant."houstonpublicmedia.org
Reflecting on JFK’s moon speech in Houston, 60 years later (Sept. 12, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Monday's show: We visit an event bringing Houston startups together with venture capitalists. Then, on its 60th anniversary, we reflect on John F. Kennedy's historic speech declaring the nation's intention to land on the moon. And a local veterinarian answers your questions.houstonpublicmedia.org
Howdy Homemade Ice Cream celebrating first anniversary, looking to hire more people with special needs
Howdy Homemade Ice Cream employs adults with special needs and they’re celebrating a lot of big achievements! The company is hosting a one-year-anniversary Friday at the Katy storefront at 20920 Katy Freeway, Ste, S. They have live music, celebrity guests, and ice cream (obviously). Those with special needs will get free ice cream during the celebration from noon to 9 p.m.
Linda Coffee argued Roe v. Wade. Now, she’s watching its demise.
Coffee was just 30 when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with her argument that the constitutional right to privacy extended to abortion: “I thought, OK, well this is done now. I was thinking the [abortion] question was settled for as long as the country lasted.”
Military efforts aren’t just focused on recruiting, they’re also focused on connecting with the community – Houston Public Media
With May being National Military Appreciation Month, listeners call in to share messages of thanks to the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, while local Marines discuss the state of recruiting during the pandemic and how Houston community support of the recruiting mission has played a key role. Plus, a Rice University political science professor gives an update on the Russia-Ukraine war.houstonpublicmedia.org
I SEE U, Episode 45: A Higher Power To The People – Houston Public Media
A top Rice anthropologist is charting a new course for Black Women’s studies in science and technology through a convergence of African diaspora culture with a term the public had better start getting used to—Afrofuturismhoustonpublicmedia.org
Racist fliers turning up around the city, and a conversation with The Suffers (April 7, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Thursday's show: Several Houston areas have recently had racist fliers distributed in certain neighborhoods. Then, Kam Franklin and some of her fellow members of The Suffers talk about their new music. And we visit Rice University baseball program's new high-tech pitching lab.houstonpublicmedia.org
Behind-the-scenes look: Rice University’s stunning new Opera Hall
Houston Life Reporter Lauren Kelly joins us live from Rice University’s brand new opera hall. She will show us what it takes to stage an opera performance. Kelly will show us the wigs and costumes, and she will get on stage with performers. The entire Houston community is invited April 9 for a tour, but you and your family can get a preview Thursday on Houston Life.
Rice University, Houston Methodist to open ‘Center for Human Performance’
Rice University said Monday that it has joined forces with Houston Methodist to create a center where physicians, academic researchers and university students work side by side with student athletes, trainers and coaches to advance research and education in human performance.
An historic court nominee, and a conference on the paranormal (Feb. 28, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Monday's show: A local expert weighs in on President Biden's nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, and Rice University hosts an international conference on the paranormal.houstonpublicmedia.org
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, plus the Increasing Russian-Ukraine Conflict – Houston Public Media
Today, a national mindfulness expert helps us understand what makes some people feel unworthy of success, even though they've achieved it. Also, a Rice University political expert explains the latest developments in the current Russia-Ukraine situation.houstonpublicmedia.org
Former star football player of Cinco Ranch HS, Rice University sentenced in overdose death of another Rice U. star athlete
A former football star of both Cinco Ranch High School and Rice University has been sentenced to serve time in federal prison for distributing a synthetic opioid that killed another football star at Rice University in March of 2018, U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery announced.
New task force on event safety, and discovering a new insect species on the Rice campus (Feb. 10, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Thursday's show: A new task force on major event safety after Astroworld, helping college students struggling with hunger, and discovering a new species of wasp on the Rice University campus.houstonpublicmedia.org
Rice University, ex-piano instructor named in lawsuit alleging child sex abuse
A Houston woman has filed a sexual assault lawsuit against Rice University and a former piano instructor – who is serving time for indecency with another child – claiming years of abuse that began when she was just 10 years old.
Rice and 15 other universities accused of conspiring to limit financial aid
A federal lawsuit filed in Illinois over the weekend accuses 16 private universities — including Rice University in Houston — of using a shared formula to calculate the financial needs of student appl[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Omicron fuels COVID concerns as Christmas approaches (Dec. 21, 2021) – Houston Public Media
On Tuesday's show: Concerns about holiday gatherings as the omicron variant spreads, the next president of Rice University discusses his vision for the institution, and filmmaker Sean Baker discusses his latest movie, Red Rocket.houstonpublicmedia.org
Omicron could be tougher against the COVID-19 vaccine than other variants, Rice research shows – Houston Public Media
Rice University researchers have been leading a project, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of mapping out mutations of the coronavirus. Most recently, they’ve been focusing their efforts on the omicron variant, which was classified as a variant of concern by the World Health Organization last week. The first cases of ...houstonpublicmedia.org
Lawmakers concerned about UT leaving Big 12 conference make their case to Gov. Greg Abbott's office
As the college athletics world roils over the possibility of the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma leaving the Big 12 conference, a group of Texas legislators with ties to other unive[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Best Of: How Do We Find Innovative Solutions And Tap Into Creativity In Times Of Crisis? – Houston Public Media
We hear the story of how a Rice University engineering team designed an emergency ventilator in just a matter of weeks to help COVID-19 patients. And a bestselling author discusses ways to tap into one’s own inventive spirit.houstonpublicmedia.org
Conditions For Houston Renters Were Tough In 2019. The Pandemic Only Made It Worse – Houston Public Media
Houston-area renters saw a growing gap between median home sales price and household income in 2019, according to a new report from Rice University -- a trend likely made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.houstonpublicmedia.org
Advice For Buying A Home In A Challenging Market (June 10, 2021) – Houston Public Media
On Thursday's show: An update on several recent immigration stories, advice for buying a home in a challenging market, a conversation with outgoing Rice President David Leebron, and how Westerns have depicted Texas over the years.houstonpublicmedia.org
Rice President David Leebron Announces He Will Step Down In 2022 – Houston Public Media
Leebron, who has led the system since 2004 and is just the seventh president in school history, will leave June 30, 2022. He is the second-longest tenured president since its first, Edgar Odell Lovett, who served for 34 years.houstonpublicmedia.org
A Key Tool In Houston’s Research On COVID-19 Variants? Your Poop – Houston Public Media
Last year, health officials in Houston started using the city’s sewage system to help detect where the coronavirus was spreading. Now, they've fine-tuned the process, zeroing-in on specific buildings and monitoring for the emergence of new variants.houstonpublicmedia.org
Restricting The Governor’s Power To Declare An Emergency (April 15, 2021) – Houston Public Media
On Thursday's show: A new bill would restrict the governor's power to declare an emergency, the challenges young people are having finding jobs, and the changing idea of what it means to be a Texan.houstonpublicmedia.org
Former Rice Fencing Coach Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Houston Teen In '90s
Rice University’s former fencing coach Mauro Hamza has been accused of sexually assaulting one of his female pupils when she was only 17 at a Phoenix hotel in 1995 according to a civil lawsuit filed in Arizona. In addition to Hamza, the plaintiff has sued the USA Fencing organization itself for not doing enough to...houstonpress.com
Experts Agree Texas Voting Systems Needs To Be Reformed But Disagree How – Houston Public Media
An expert from Rice University’s Baker Institute explains how the Republican-led opposition to voting expansion rights may hurt them more at the ballot box than it may hurt Democrats. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast . Greg Abbot has introduced bills to the Texas Legislature that would restrict voting expansions and eliminate drive-through voting. Our experts weigh in on the potential impact of voting legislation from both the national and local levels. Subscribe to Today in Houston Fill out the form below to subscribe our new daily editorial newsletter from the HPM Newsroom.houstonpublicmedia.org