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Growth In Houston Slowing Down (July 20, 2021)

On Tuesday’s show: Why our population has stopped growing, Mayor Pro-Tem Dave Martin, the history of Black rodeo, and the story of astronaut Bruce McCandless II.

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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: A new report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research shows that growth in Houston and Harris County has slowed–we’ll look at why.

Also this hour: Houston City Council Member Dave Martin, who represents District E, joins us to field your questions.

Then, we learn about the history of Black rodeo in Texas from Demetrius Pearson of the University of Houston and author of Black Rodeo in the Texas Gulf Coast Region: Charcoal in the Ashes.

And the son of astronaut Bruce McCandless II joins us to tell his father’s story.

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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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