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DiverseCity: Spending Time with People Who Don’t Look Like Us

Dr. Everette Penn is a professor of criminology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake who also directs the Teen and Police Service (TAPS) Academy. He talks about the importance of spending time with people who don’t necessarily look like us and who have different backgrounds. This segment is part of DiverseCity, a year-long initiative looking […]

Dr. Everette Penn is a professor of criminology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake who also directs the Teen and Police Service (TAPS) Academy.

He talks about the importance of spending time with people who don’t necessarily look like us and who have different backgrounds.

This segment is part of DiverseCity, a year-long initiative looking at what Houston's diversity really means for the city. We'll be examining how it connects or divides us and how it shapes the nation's fourth-largest city.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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