Good, Bad and Ugly

Houston Area Survey, and Rewriting the Constitution: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly of the News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel weighs in on […]

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Decreased Fear of Crime and Growing LGBT Support Highlight Annual Houston Survey

Posted on · Fear of crime is declining in Houston. More people want to live in walkable neighborhoods with a mix of residences, workplaces and shopping. And there’s continued growth in support for LGBT rights. Those are just a few takeaways from the 36th annual Houston Area Survey from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. The survey is […]

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The State of Houston Transportation, and the Houston Area Survey: Monday’s Show (May 1, 2017)

Posted on · Today, Houston Matters kicks off its 3rd annual State of Houston series with a look at the state of Houston transportation with the help of News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail Delaughter. Also this hour…

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Conversations We’re Thankful For: Tuesday’s Show (November 22, 2016)

Posted on · On today’s show we’re doing a sort of not-so-secret Santa. Members of the Houston Matters team drew each other’s names at random, and, throughout this hour, they’ll present examples of another producer’s work that they’re thankful for. To get things started, Michael Hagerty selected a recent conversation between Paige Phelps and Dr. Stephen Klineberg of the […]

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What Does the 2016 Klineberg Study Tell Us About Houston?

Posted on · For 35 years, Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research has been providing analysis and color for Houston’s citizens. From religion to the workforce and everything in between, this survey — the longest running in the U.S. — gives a fascinating bird’s-eye view of the inhabitants of our city, as well as a drill-down into the nitty-gritty of […]

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The Annual Kinder Houston Area Survey: Monday’s Show (April 25, 2016)

Posted on · For 35 years, Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research has been providing analysis and color for Houston’s citizens. From religion to the workforce and everything in between, this survey — the longest running in the U.S. — gives a fascinating bird’s-eye view of the inhabitants of our city, as well as a drill-down into the nitty-gritty of […]

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Dr. Stephen Klineberg: Lessons from 30 Years Studying a Changing Houston

Posted on · For 34 years, Rice University sociologist Dr. Stephen Klineberg has examined the Greater Houston region’s economic and demographic transformations and recorded how area residents respond to them in the Kinder Houston Area Survey. There’s really no other research program quite like it anywhere in the country. To discuss what it can tell us about Houston’s […]

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The 34th Houston Area Survey (Encore): Wednesday’s show (July 15, 2015)

Posted on · Houston Matters was preempted on July 15, 2015 so that News 88.7 FM could bring you President Obama’s news conference. For the 7:00 p.m. rebroadcast, we presented an encore of our discussion with Dr. Stephen Klineberg about the latest Houston Area Survey from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. It’s the nation’s longest-running study of […]

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What Does the 2015 Klineberg Study Tell Us About Houston?

Posted on · Findings from the 34th annual Houston Area Survey will be revealed Thursday. The report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research is the nation’s longest-running study of any metropolitan area’s economy, population, life experiences, beliefs, and attitudes. We have the first detailed look at it as we speak with its author and institute co-founder Dr. Stephen […]