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DiverseCity: Spending Time with People Who Don’t Look Like Us

Posted on · Dr. Everette Penn is a professor of criminology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake who also directs the Teen and Police Service (TAPS) Academy. He talks about the importance of spending time with people who don’t necessarily look like us and who have different backgrounds. This segment is part of DiverseCity, a year-long initiative looking […]

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Karbach Purchased, and The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God: Houston Matters Weekend for Nov. 12, 2016

Posted on · On Nov. 3, 2016, we leanred one of Houston's fastest-growing breweries — Karbach Brewing Company — is being acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev, Budweiser's parent company. Perhaps this was inevitable. Some in the local brewing industry have been worried we'd reached "peak beer" in Houston, with 17 breweries operating in the region. Even after Karbach's acquisition, […]

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Houston Matters Live Town Hall On Race & Policing, Nov. 15 at Noon

Posted on · On Nov. 15, Houston Matters will host a live town hall conversation about relations between Houston’s African-American community and law enforcement. We see this town hall as an opportunity to bring our community together, to explore what may lead, at times, to disconnects, miscommunication or misunderstandings. We also want to highlight what good work is […]

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Comedian Hari Kondabolu on Race, Politics and NPR Pledge Drives

Posted on · Comedian Hari Kondabolu performs in Houston Saturday (Oct. 22, 2016) at The Secret Group. A lot of his act focuses on diversity, race and politics, which he says keeps him "on NPR and off television” (even though he’s on TV plenty). Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty talked with him about his comedy, but first – […]

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Houston Matters Weekend: October 15, 2016

Posted on · Almost like a drumbeat, Houstonians know – and love to repeat – the notion that we are the "most diverse city in America." And Dr. Stephen Klineberg, co-founder of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, says that's correct. And that might be enough to give Houstonians with civic pride a case of […]

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Is Houston Racially Segregated Or Economically?

Posted on · Almost like a drumbeat, Houstonians know – and love to repeat – the notion that we are the "most diverse city in America." And Dr. Stephen Klineberg, co-founder of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, says that's correct. Houston exhibits something called "the entropy index," meaning our city comes closer than any […]

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Alief Residents at Odds Over Proposed ‘Little Saigon’ Designation

Posted on · The town of Alief reflects — perhaps as well as any community here — the much-celebrated diversity of Greater Houston. Alief is a part of District F, which according to 2013 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, is nearly 40 percent Hispanic, almost 25 percent African American and 20 percent Asian-American. Alief's management district is […]

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