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The 34th Houston Area Survey (Encore): Wednesday’s show (July 15, 2015)

Houston Matters was preempted on July 15, 2015 so that News 88.7 FM could bring you President Obama’s news conference. For the 7:00 p.m. rebroadcast, we presented an encore of our discussion with Dr. Stephen Klineberg about the latest Houston Area Survey from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. It’s the nation’s longest-running study of […]


Houston Matters was preempted on July 15, 2015 so that News 88.7 FM could bring you President Obama’s news conference.

For the 7:00 p.m. rebroadcast, we presented an encore of our discussion with Dr. Stephen Klineberg about the latest Houston Area Survey from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. It’s the nation’s longest-running study of any metropolitan area’s economy, population, life experiences, beliefs and attitudes. We discussed what the survey tells us about Houstonians’ attitudes on a wide range of issues, and we compared those attitudes to findings from past years, going back to the first survey, conducted in 1982.

Also in this hour: Edel Howlin spoke with former astronaut Kenneth Cockrell about the challenges of being a parent working in space during the height of the Shuttle program. LISTEN HERE

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 spoke with Thompson about the experience. LISTEN HERE

(NOTE: This program originally aired April 30, 2015)

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