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Houston’s Millennials and The Good the Bad and the Ugly: Houston Matters for Friday, April 4, 2014

Houston is one of the younger cities in the nation by median age. We have a lot of “Millennials” here – the term typically refers to those born between the early 1980s and early 2000s. What’s drawn them here? What do they want from Houston? What do they contribute to it? What are the priorities, […]

Houston is one of the younger cities in the nation by median age. We have a lot of “Millennials” here – the term typically refers to those born between the early 1980s and early 2000s.

What’s drawn them here? What do they want from Houston? What do they contribute to it? What are the priorities, passions, challenges, and insights the millennial generation brings to Greater Houston? And how do they feel about being called Millennials? (It can’t be worse than being called “Gen Y” simply because the generation before you was called “Generation X,” which has its own negative connotations).

On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the role of the Millennial generation in Houston with a pair of members of that generation. We find out what 20-something Houstonians Victoria Graham and Emily Hynds think about their generation, how it’s perceived, and the role it plays here in Houston. We’ll welcome your thoughts, too.

Also this hour: A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments, we turn to our panel of “non-experts” to discuss “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” of Houston news. Today, we talk with Native Texan columnist and Chronicle editorial writer Joe Holley, La Voz de Houston editor Aurora Losada, and attorney and Defending People blogger Mark Bennett. We’ll discuss an embattled judge’s resignation, a new direct flight from Houston to Norway prompted by requests from oil and gas industry leaders, apparent progress in efforts to address chronic homelessness in Houston…and we’ll address late night talk show host Conan O’Brien’s digs about Houston in front of a Dallas crowd this week.

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