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East End Development, Co-Ops, and Atheism: Houston Matters for Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

All this week, Houston Public Media News 88.7’s Florian Martin has reported on development efforts in Houston’s East End. We discuss that development on this edition of Houston Matters. But first, we hear Florian’s report on how, as much of the industry has moved out, the East End is turning into a walkable, mixed-use community. Then, […]

Development Divide BannerAll this week, Houston Public Media News 88.7’s Florian Martin has reported on development efforts in Houston’s East End. We discuss that development on this edition of Houston Matters. But first, we hear Florian’s report on how, as much of the industry has moved out, the East End is turning into a walkable, mixed-use community.

Then, we talk with  Keith Rosen, Professor of History and Political Science at Houston Community College, and owner of Houston Historical Tours about the history of the East End, and Susan Rogers, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Director of the Community Design Resource Center at the University of Houston, about her involvement in long-term planning for the neighborhood.

Also this hour: We learn about co-ops in Greater Houston. We talk with MaDiana Diaz, an original founding member of Houston Access to Urban Sustainability, and Linda Foss, a member of Transition Houston, which is holding a Cooperative Business Conference in Houston on December 6th.

And: We present part two of our series featuring people who have turned to — or away from — organized religion. On Wednesday, we spoke with a one-time Atheist who later became an Episcopal priest. Today, we talk with David McAfee. The author of a guide to coming out as an atheist was raised in a church-going household, but from his early teens on concluded he was, in fact, an atheist. He spoke to the group Houston Oasis last weekend. Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty caught up with him prior to that appearance.

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