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Where is Home Away from Home for Houston Expats?

Posted on · 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 […]

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Seat Belts on Buses and Heights Preservation: Thursday’s Show (December 3, 2015)

Posted on · Months after a fatal school bus wreck, HISD’s board approved a policy requiring three-point seat belts in any new school buses the district buys. The decision came on the heels of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changing its stance on seat belt use. The NHTSA now says all school buses should have three-point belts, like those […]

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The Million: Inside the Black Market for Day Laborers in Houston

Posted on · This spring, Houston Public Media and the Houston Chronicle launched a collaborative series documenting the lives of the 1.4 million foreign-born residents of Harris County. In the most recent installment in the series, Houston Chronicle reporter Karen Chen examines how day laborers are exploited in the Greater Houston region. Chen will tell us more about her report. […]

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The Million: Stories of Houston’s Many Foreign-Born Residents

Posted on · In Harris County, more than one million residents – that’s one in four people — were born in a foreign country. Today, 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 […]

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Texas Population Growth and The Million: Monday’s Show (March 30, 2015)

Posted on · Between recent census figures and a new report from the Office of the State Demographer, growth is the word on many people’s lips in Texas. The report says the state’s population could double by 2050. That’s if migration patterns continue along the same trends seen from 2000 to 2010. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

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At Lee High School, Girls From Nine Different Countries Form Close-Knit Lunch Group

Posted on · In Harris County, more than one million residents - one in four people - were born in a foreign country. In a year-long series The Million, News 88.7 will explore how diversity shapes our region together with our partners at the Houston Chronicle We start by visiting Lee High School in Southwest Houston.