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Indian American Culture and Pairing Dogs with Veterans: Houston Matters for Friday, May 23, 2014

India House, a meeting place for Indian Americans in Houston, estimates that more than 120,000 Indo-Americans live in Greater Houston. Just to put that number in context, when we had a recent discussion with the Norwegian and British consuls general, they estimated roughly 9,000 Norwegians and 50,000 Brits live here. So why is Houston such […]

India House, a meeting place for Indian Americans in Houston, estimates that more than 120,000 Indo-Americans live in Greater Houston. Just to put that number in context, when we had a recent discussion with the Norwegian and British consuls general, they estimated roughly 9,000 Norwegians and 50,000 Brits live here. So why is Houston such a large draw for Indian-Americans?

On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll explore the impact of Indian-Americans in Houston, and their contributions to our noted culture of diversity.

Also this hour: from MD Anderson’s new tobacco-free hiring policy, to AT&T’s plans to purchase DirecTV, to a new study ranking the Houston metro area as the seventh most dangerous place in the country for pedestrians, we explore The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Houston news with our rotating Friday panel of “non-experts.” Today, we’ll hear from Russ Capper, the Founder and Host of The Business Makers Show and the Energy Makers Show, Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg, and area comedian Ty Mahany, who will appear at this weekend’s Trill Comedy Festival.

Plus: As our veterinary guests often remind us, it’s not the breed of dog, it’s how they’re treated. Take Pit Bulls. They get a bad rap. But as the ASPCA notes, “Pit Bulls can make very sweet and loyal family dogs.” Which may, in part, explain why a Houston Pit Bull rescue is launching a new program to train rescued Pit Bull Terriers as service dogs for military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin will have a report.

Houston Matters starts at noon. Join us on air: 713-440-8870 or talk@houstonmatters.org.

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