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How Millennials Are Driving a Changing Houston

Posted on · In 2014, the Greater Houston Partnership launched a branding campaign to attract Millennials to Houston. The Urban Land Institute has done some preliminary exploration on what it is Millennials are looking for, and they believe that Houston has a lot of things to attract that age group — such as a strong economy, solid job […]

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Listener Comments: Pet Peeves, Millenials and Faith and More Time Capsule Predictions

Posted on · From time to time, we hear some of your recent comments. Today we hear thoughts about our recent airing of Houstonians’ pet peeves, our discussion concerning why Millenials are choosing not to affiliate with any particular religion, and some late additions to our recent time capsule predictions for what Greater Houston will be like in 2045.

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Houston Faith Communities Hope to Appeal to Millenials

Posted on · Studies show fewer adults under the age of 30 choose to affiliate with a religion. Are they walking away from faith, or towards something else? And what are Houston area religious leaders doing about it? We talk over the rise of religiously unaffiliated Houstonians with Anthony Pinn, a Professor of Humanities and Religion at Rice […]

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LGBT Rights, plus Millennials and Religion: Friday’s show (June 26, 2015)

Posted on · The US Supreme Court today, in a 5-4 ruling, declared state bans on same sex marriages unconstitutional. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy based the opinion on the due process and equal protection clauses in the 14th Amendment, writing that same sex couples, too, have a “fundamental right to marry.” To put it mildly, […]

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Houston’s Millennials Take Issue with the Stereotypes About Their Generation

Posted on · Houston is one of the younger cities in the nation, by median age. We have a lot of millennials here – those born between the early 1980s and early 2000s (aka Generation Y). Houston was named the No. 2 city for millennials in 2012. What’s drawn them here? What do they want from Houston? What do they contribute […]