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The 34th Houston Area Survey: Thursday’s Show (April 30, 2015)

Findings from the 34th annual Houston Area Survey will be revealed Thursday. The report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research is the nation’s longest-running study of any metropolitan area’s economy, population, life experiences, beliefs, and attitudes. We have the first detailed look at it on Thursday’s Houston Matters, as we speak with its […]

Findings from the 34th annual Houston Area Survey will be revealed Thursday. The report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research is the nation's longest-running study of any metropolitan area's economy, population, life experiences, beliefs, and attitudes. We have the first detailed look at it on Thursday’s Houston Matters, as we speak with its author, and institute co-founder Dr. Stephen Klineberg.

We discuss what the survey tells us about Houstonians’ attitudes today on a wide range of issues, and we compare those attitudes to findings from past years, going back to the first survey, conducted in 1982.

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Also this hour: we present the first in a series of discussions with Houston parents whose jobs can take them away from their kids. Edel Howlin talks with former astronaut Kenneth Cockrell about the challenges of being a parent working in space during the height of the Shuttle program.

And: Back in 2010, Charles Thompson took an unusual road trip. He traveled nearly two thousand miles, right along the border between the United States and Mexico, to explore communities on both sides. He wrote about his journey in a book entitled Border Odyssey: Travels Along the U.S. Mexico Divide. Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin will talk with Thompson about the experience.

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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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