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Issues Impacting Houston’s Latino Communities, and Pearland’s Teenage School Board Member: Monday’s Show (June 12, 2017)

The University of Houston was recently selected to become headquarters of the Inter University Program for Latino Research for five years, starting in 2018. The IUPLR is a national consortium of 25 university-based Latino research centers with the overarching purpose of addressing the pressing issues that impact Latino communities. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

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The University of Houston was recently selected to become headquarters of the Inter University Program for Latino Research for five years, starting in 2018. The IUPLR is a national consortium of 25 university-based Latino research centers with the overarching purpose of addressing the pressing issues that impact Latino communities.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Dr. Nicolas Kanellos, the program’s executive director, about the most pressing issues for Houston-area Latinos and what issues he wants to research through this consortium.

Also this hour…

Pearland’s Teenage School Board Member

In the May election, teenager Mike Floyd won a seat on the Pearland ISD’s Board of Trustees. At the time, he was a senior about to graduate. So, before he graduated, he spent around three weeks as both a student and a school board member, simultaneously. We talk with Floyd about why he ran and what he hopes to accomplish in this role achieved at such a young age.

Pet Care Advice

Once again, Houston Matters goes to the dogs…and cats. To help us sort through your questions we’re joined by Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic, and welcome anything else you’d like to know about your beloved dog or cat.

Sports Monday

The Astros wrapped up a weekend series at home against the Angels. Meanwhile the team’s ace, Dallas Keuchel, is back on the disabled list, and so the Astros called up their top pitching prospect, Francis Martes, from Triple A Fresno. We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.

Audio from today’s show will available after 3 p.m. CT. We also offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps.

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