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Full Show: Census Data On Texas Growth, And The Year In Education (Dec. 21, 2017)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: We examine new census data and what it says about Texas. We look back at the year in education. We learn about the life of playwright Lorraine Hansberry, who wrote ‘A Raisin in the Sun.’ And we hear a performance from Houston-based Indie rock band Vodi.


On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The Texas population grew by nearly 400,000 people in the past year. That's according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. Former state demographer Steve Murdock weighs in on the opportunities and challenges this growth presents for Texas.

Also this hour: We continue our look back at the top stories of 2017 by examining the year in education new with Laura Isensee. Then, we learn about the life of Lorraine Hansberry, the playwright behind A Raisin in the Sun. A new documentary sheds some new light on her story. And we hear a performance from the Houston-based Indie rock band Vodi.

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