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What’s Houston’s Place in America and In the World?

All this week, NPR and public radio stations nationwide are taking part in this week’s A Nation Engaged project which asks, “What is America’s place in the world?” Well, we’re Houston Matters, your daily guide to the people, places, issues and ideas that define Greater Houston. So guess what we’ve decided to ask? Yep: “What […]

Houston Matters microphonesAll this week, NPR and public radio stations nationwide are taking part in this week’s A Nation Engaged project which asks, “What is America’s place in the world?”

Well, we’re Houston Matters, your daily guide to the people, places, issues and ideas that define Greater Houston. So guess what we’ve decided to ask? Yep: “What is Houston’s place in the world?”

It’s an important question for a community that is home to one of America’s top exporting ports, a large expat population, industries with strong international ties and a diverse community with friends and family all over the world. So, on this edition of the program, we explore Greater Houston’s role on the global stage with the help of members of two Houston-based, internationally focused organizations: the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston, and Refugee Services of Texas.

Then, we consider Houston’s place in the United States, with the help of a Houston historian, and News 88.7's politics and government reporter Andrew Schneider.

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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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