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Campus diversity after affirmative action (June 30, 2023)

On Friday’s show: The U.S. Supreme Court struck down affirmative action in college admissions. Where does that leave local institutions in their efforts to sustain diverse campuses?



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On Friday’s show: We discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking down affirmative action in college admissions and where it leaves local institutions in their efforts to sustain diverse campuses.

Also this hour: Alexandra Kanik of the Houston Chronicle discusses how Houston-area neighborhood demographics have changed from 2010 to 2020 – something she did a deep dive on earlier this month.

Then, from Katy's public schools back in the news over library books, to our extreme heat buckling Houston-area roads, we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of it all with this week's "non-expert" panel.

And we learn about a project highlighting the history and culture of Marsh Arabs, a cultural group with origins in the Mesopotamian marshes in present-day Iraq. Part of the initiative involves the construction of a Mudhif, a traditional house made of reeds, using authentic materials shipped in from Iraq to Houston.


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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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