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Immigrant voters in Texas, and how a book sparked the environmental movement of the ’60s (Nov. 4, 2022)

On Friday’s show: Statistics show immigrant voters now represent 11 percent of the electorate in Texas. We discuss how the electorate has changed in the state in the last decade. And Douglas Brinkley explains how one book helped spark the environmental movement of the 1960s and 70s.


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On Friday’s show: Statistics show that immigrant voters now represent 11 percent of the electorate in Texas, and the state has 1.7 million more eligible voters because of that. We learn more and discuss how the electorate has changed in Texas over the last decade.

Also this hour: What gave birth to the environmental movement as we know it? Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley explains and pays tribute to some of the people who turned the nation’s attention to protecting nature in the 1960s and 1970s in his latest book, Silent Spring Revolution.

MORE: Douglas Brinkley Event with The Progressive Forum

Then, from the Astros being refused service in some Philadelphia restaurants to a new HISD program to teach students self-esteem, we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

And, inspired in part by the overturning of Roe v. Wade, a concert called Invincible from Casaluna Women’s Choir of Houston celebrates the strength of women through song.

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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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