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What Does it Mean to Be a Houstonian? Monday’s Show (October 10, 2016)

What does it mean to be an American? That’s a question that’s evolved over our nation’s history and one that underlies much of the debate in the current presidential election. And so,on today’sedition of Houston Matters, we jointhe public radioproject called A Nation Engagedand discuss what it means to be an American these days – […]

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What does it mean to be an American? That's a question that's evolved over our nation's history and one that underlies much of the debate in the current presidential election. And so,on today’sedition of Houston Matters, we jointhe public radioproject called A Nation Engagedand discuss what it means to be an American these days – and how the presidential candidates and other leaders might shape that vision.

But first, being a show about Houston,we zoom in a little closer and ask what it means to be a Houstonian. Is it being born here? Or are there somespecifictraits — like being friendly? Or perhaps there are some rites of passage— likesurviving your first summer.

Share your thoughts on what it means to be a Houstonian — and an American — now attalk@houstonmatters.org.

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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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