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Rice Sociologist Examines Lives of Border Crossers

Posted on · About 10 years ago, Dr. Sergio Chávez lived in Tijuana, Mexico, to get a better understanding of the people who lived there. His findings, based on his experience and more than 150 in-depth interviews, are in his new book Border Lives. Chávez, an assistant professor of sociology at Rice University, recently sat down with Houston Matters producer Maggie […]

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City Regulations and Flooding: Wednesday’s Show (May 4, 2016)

Posted on · A local activist group called Residents Against Flooding lays blame for our recent woes not on Mother Nature but on bad permitting, variance approvals and other decisions. On this edition of Houston Matters, we explore the role city regulations and policies might play in flooding. Houston Matters‘ Paige Phelps talks with Ed Browne and Cynthia Neely from […]