March 17, 2008 12:00 pm
Senior Citizens Use Video Games for Therapy
The Nintendo Wii is one of the most popular video game systems in recent years. And the popularity has spread to the non-video game generation. As Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson reports, healthcare providers are using the Wii as physical therapy for senior citizens.
March 14, 2008 12:00 pm
Cradle to Prison: Youth Incarcerations
More than 600 people are in Houston to discuss alternatives to youth incarceration. The summit, put on by the Children's Defense Fund, is one of the first in the nation to address the issue. Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson has more.
March 12, 2008 12:00 pm
Houston Red Cross Offers Online CPR Training
As more people are conducting more of their business online, the Houston Red Cross Chapter is keeping up with the technology age. As Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson reports, you can now take CPR courses online.
March 8, 2008 10:00 am
Inadequate Security in Juvenile Courts
Harris County commissioners are confronted with an issue of inadequate security at the county's Juvenile Justice Center. Judges say there aren't enough bailiffs on duty to maintain order and safety in the courtrooms. Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson reports.
March 7, 2008 11:00 am
Physical Therapy Patients Use Rodeo to Rehabilitate
Every year thousands of people visit the rodeo to experience the aura of the Texas west. But some people visit the rodeo as part of their physical rehabiliation. Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson has more.
March 6, 2008 11:00 am
Houston's Landmark Beer Can House is Open for Consumption
The Beer Can house is a long-time Houston landmark. It fell into disrepair after its owner died. But the Orange Show restored the house and is opening it to the public. Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson has the story.
March 5, 2008 11:00 am
Harris County Judge: Emmett and Mincberg Will Be On the Ballot
The fight for Harris County Judge will likely be fierce. Two men will square off in the November election in a bid to lead one of the largest counties in the nation. Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson has more on the race between Republican incumbent Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Democratic challenger David Mincberg.
March 5, 2008 11:00 am
Houston Sets Aside Land for Proposed Soccer Stadium
The city of Houston officially bought land just east of downtown. The land is unofficially set aside for a proposed soccer stadium. Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson has this update.
March 3, 2008 11:00 am
Barbara Bush Speaks on Literacy
Former First Lady Barbara Bush was the guest of honor at a meeting for the Great Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Bush spoke to the group about promoting literacy. Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson has more.
February 29, 2008 11:00 am
Barack Obama Talks to Houston Veterans
Senator Barack Obama is making several campaign stops in Texas. His first was in Houston to speak with a group of veterans. The senator spent more than an hour answering questions and chatting with supporters. Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson reports.
February 28, 2008 11:00 am
McCain Speaks to Rice Students and Alumni
Senator John McCain was in Houston to do some fundraising and hold a short townhall meeting at Rice University. He also picked up another endorsement while he was in town. Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson reports.
February 26, 2008 11:00 am
Tejano Fans Boycott Houston Rodeo
Members of the local Tejano community are asking Houstonians not to attend the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo this year. They say the rodeo's traditional "Go Tejano" day doesn't feature any Tejano acts. Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson reports.
February 25, 2008 11:00 am
Texas Under Extreme Wildfire Threat
Texas is experiencing unusually dangerous wildfire threats this week. The state is under an "extremely critical" fire warning. Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson reports.
February 22, 2008 11:00 am
Veterans History Project
Students at the University of Houston are interviewing veterans. The interviews will be archived in the Library of Congress. It's part of a national program to preserve the stories and experiences of war veterans. Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson reports.
February 21, 2008 11:00 am
City Preserves Inner Loop Park
After years of uncertainty, the 11th Street Park is preserved as a Houston Greenspace. The park was in danger of being sold for development. Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson reports.
February 19, 2008 11:00 am
State of HISD
Houston schools are improving, according to HISD officials. District Superintendent Abe Saavedra gave his annual state of the schools address. He says overall the distric is doing well in its accountability ratings and student achievement. But he says there are still challenges facing the district. Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson reports.
February 18, 2008 11:00 am
Former President Bush Endorses McCain
Former President George Bush gave his endorsement to Republican John McCain. The senator met with Mr. Bush and his wife Barbara here in Houston this morning. Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson reports.
February 18, 2008 11:00 am
Teenagers are at high risk for contracting bacterial meningitis. And parents may not realize there's a newer stronger vaccine for the disease. Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson reports.
February 14, 2008 11:00 am
Rice University Links Accountability with Drop Out Rates
Researchers at Rice University suggest there's a statistical link between public school accountability systems and low graduation rates. A study released today shows programs like "No Child Left Behind" directly contribute to the dropout problem. Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson.
February 13, 2008 11:00 am
Ashby Hi-Rise Debate Continues
The fight over tge future of the Ashby hi-rise continues. The stop Ashy High-Rise task force and Buckhead Developers are working on a compromise. Meanwhile the city officials are backing away from the Ashby project. And as Houston Public Radio's Laurie Johnson reports, the Ashby High-Rise will serve as a catalyst for an overhaul of the city's development rules.
February 12, 2008 7:15 pm
Helping the Chronically Sick
February 11, 2008 5:00 am
Your Health, Online
February 8, 2008 5:00 am
Spellings on State of Education
February 7, 2008 5:00 am
Getting the HIV Message to African Americans
February 6, 2008 5:00 am
February 5, 2008 5:00 am
Going for the Gold
February 4, 2008 5:00 am
January 31, 2008 5:00 am
January 30, 2008 5:00 am
New Emergency Center
January 28, 2008 5:00 am