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NPR’s 1A Visits Houston To Report On Harvey Recovery And Latino Voters

Host Joshua Johnson and his team are visiting Houston as part of 1A Across America, a two-year collaboration to incorporate more local voices into the national conversation.

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Joshua Johnson is the host of the NPR show 1A.

Latino voters – both in Texas and across the nation – will be critical to whomever wins the White House in 2020. In 2016, there were 4.8 million eligible Latino voters in Texas, according to the U.S. Census. And 39 percent of Texans and 43 percent of Harris County residents are Latino.

Joshua Johnson, host of the NPR program 1A, will explore the issues driving Latino voters to the polls in a community forum Tuesday night (April 9) in Houston’s East End.

The event takes place at Talento Bilingüe de Houston, located at 333 S. Jensen Dr. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the event begins at 6:30 p.m.

Guests include: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo; Jacob M. Monty, a local immigration attorney and former advisor to the Trump campaign; Angelica Razo, Houston area coordinator for Mi Familia Vota; and Jerónimo Cortina, a political science professor and associate director at the University of Houston’s Center for Mexican American Studies.

The event is part of 1A’s visit to Houston this week – the show broadcast Monday from our studios at Houston Public Media – as a part of their 1A Across America initiative, a two-year effort to tell stories that might slip through the cracks in national news coverage and hear from voices that might often be missed.

Over the weekend, Johnson and his team also visited Houston communities and neighborhoods that are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey.

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