The Million

Where Is Home Away From Home For Houston Expats?

As part of Houston Public Media and the Houston Chronicle’s year-long series The Million, Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin and other foreign-born Houstonians talk about their lives here in Houston, and where they turn for homes away from home.

Members of the Irish Network Houston, from left, Aoibheann Hughes Elder, Chris Bohill, Edel Howlin, Eddie Klennher, Brendan Sullivan, Kate Corrigan, Karen Down and David Millar.
Members of the Irish Network Houston, from left, Aoibheann Hughes Elder, Chris Bohill, Edel Howlin, Eddie Klennher, Brendan Sullivan, Kate Corrigan, Karen Down and David Millar.

 

In Harris County, more than one million residents – that’s one in four people — were born in a foreign country. Earlier this year Houston Public Media began its first installment in a year-long series called The Million with our partners at the Houston Chronicle. It explores how diversity shapes our region.

The series started with a visit to Lee High School in Southwest Houston where every day in the cafeteria, the same group of ten girls from nine different countries crowd around one table. Today we visit the second installment in this partnership with the Houston Chronicle where reporters interviewed people in places they consider their home away from home and we combine that with our own Houston Matters producer and foreign-born, Edel Howlins’, sense of belonging in this city.

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Edel Howlin

Edel Howlin

Executive Producer, Special Projects

Edel is an executive producer of special projects working on station-wide, multi-platform initiatives such as DiverseCity. At Houston Public Media, Edel started as a reporter covering veteran issues and the quirkier side of life in Houston. Before her time in public radio she worked for local commercial station Cox as an on...

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