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What’s the Contribution of Asian-Americans to Houston’s Economy & Culture?

Today is the Lunar New Year. (Happy Year of the Horse!) Many organizations around Houston are hosting events to ring in the traditional Chinese New Year. In light of these celebrations, we discuss how Houston’s Asian-American community contributes to our economy and culture. We also talk with an official from HISD’s Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion […]

Today is the Lunar New Year. (Happy Year of the Horse!) Many organizations around Houston are hosting events to ring in the traditional Chinese New Year.

In light of these celebrations, we discuss how Houston’s Asian-American community contributes to our economy and culture. We also talk with an official from HISD’s Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School about the potential importance of having more Houstonians learning to speak Mandarin.

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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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