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Full Show: Immigration Issues In Houston, And Author Jon Meacham On ‘The Soul of America’ (May 17, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We discuss how the Brown v. Board of Education ruling is reflected in Houston schools today. Then, News 88.7's Elizabeth Trovall updates us on immigration issues in the region. Plus, writer Jon Meacham talks about his latest book, The Soul of America. And writer Aja Gabel discusses setting her debut novel in the intense dynamic of a group of young chamber musicians.

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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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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 the diversity […]

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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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Segregation, Construction Numbers and Ben Kingsley: Thursday’s Show (September 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. Houston exhibits something called “the entropy index,” meaning our city comes closer than any other […]

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Champion of the Barrio: How High School Football Changed Lives

Posted on · Some Texas football fans – and especially Aggie fans – might recognize the name of Buryl Baty. He played quarterback for Texas A&M in the 1940s before serving in World War II. After the war, he was drafted to play professional football but instead opted to become a coach. And it’s as a coach (for the […]

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Is Housing Segregation Happening in Houston?

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a lawsuit challenging decisions by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. The department awarded tax credits for low-income housing in Dallas to encourage new affordable housing in blighted areas using race-neutral criteria. A group called the Inclusive Communities Project sued, saying the agency approved more applications in […]

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The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education 60 Years Later

Posted on · Exactly 60 years ago tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in the landmark civil rights case Brown vs. Board of Education. The High Court ruled the concept of “separate, but equal” public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional. The ruling led to desegregation nationwide. While the spirit of the Brown decision […]