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Is Houston Really Affordable? Houston Matters for Tues., Aug. 12, 2014

We often hear about the low cost of living in Texas and Houston. But is it really true? The answer, not surprising, is: it depends. Where in Greater Houston you live factors in tremendously. Some areas are seeing unprecedented demand for places to live – and that drives up prices in those areas, not just […]

We often hear about the low cost of living in Texas and Houston. But is it really true? The answer, not surprising, is: it depends. Where in Greater Houston you live factors in tremendously. Some areas are seeing unprecedented demand for places to live – and that drives up prices in those areas, not just in terms of housing but also in terms of food, fuel and everything else.

We examine how affordable life really is here in Greater Houston on this edition of Houston Matters. We’ll welcome your questions and comments for Lester King, Sustainability Fellow at the Shell Center for Sustainability at Rice University, David Crossley, President of Houston Tomorrow, an organization that explores urban issues and growth in Houston, and Laura Perez-Boston, Executive Director of the Fe y Justicia Worker Center.

Also this hour: on Aug. 27 here in Houston, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN) will host its first Texas Cancer Policy forum dedicated to educating patients, providers and the public about palliative care. We learn about palliative care – what it is, what it means, and why patients, providers, and even insurers are engaged in considering whether and how to expand it.

Plus: Our summer reading series continues with Judith Widener Muir, author of Live Wires: Neuro-Parenting to Ignite Your Teen’s Brain.

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Craig Cohen

Craig Cohen

Executive Producer/Host, Houston Matters

Craig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekdays at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Houston Public Media, News 88.7 FM. Craig is a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism. He's spent the bulk of his career in public media, in roles ranging from programmer...

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