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Full Show: Texas Population Growth, And Reparations For Slavery (April 18, 2019)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: New Census numbers for Texas, getting more families to vaccinate, examining Houston’s air quality, paying reparations for slavery, and poet Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton.


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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Cities across Texas, from Houston to Midland, are seeing growth as the state’s economy remains strong and West Texas oilfields continue to boom, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. We take a closer look and explore what's going on in the Lone Star State.

Then: Pediatric clinics in Houston and across the country are facing more and more families hesitant to vaccinate their children. That has doctors and staff considering changes in policy.

Also this hour: Houston's air quality is significantly cleaner than it used to be, despite recent chemical fires. Daniel Cohan from Rice University explains. Then, we discuss the idea of paying reparations for slavery — if it should be done and how.

And Houston poet Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton talks about her debut collection of poetry, called Newsworthy.

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