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Harvey Impacted Houstonians In More Ways Than One: Houston Area Survey

Posted on · 'I think, at least, the Harvey experience has reinforced the growing awareness that climate change is not some invention of liberals or something,' said Stephen Klineberg, author of the report, 'but that is a real phenomenon that is going to affect Houston in a variety of ways.'

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Full Show: What The Annual Houston Area Survey Tells Us About Our City (April 23, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn what the 2018 Houston Area Survey tells us about Houstonians and their lives. And we check in on the latest Houston sports stories.

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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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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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What Would it Mean to Designate Houston as a “Welcoming City?”

Posted on · The idea of Houston being a generally welcoming city isn’t new. By most measurements, we’re the most diverse city in the nation, and have seen remarkable growth in population in recent years. But there’s a more official designation of “Welcoming City” that is predicated on bringing the city and various communities together to find new […]

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Newspaper Endorsements and Welcoming Cities: Friday’s Show (August 12, 2016)

Posted on · Late last month, the Houston Chronicle editorial board endorsed Hillary Clinton for President. Typically, newspapers wait until the days or weeks just before an election to make such an endorsement, but, as the Chronicle’s editorial outlining the decision stated, the paper made “an exception in the 2016 presidential race, because the choice between Hillary Clinton […]

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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 First-Ever Houston Matters Road Show: Monday’s Show (September 14, 2015)

Posted on · Houston Matters recently (Aug. 18, 2015) took a trip to the Energy Corridor to record a special edition of the show in front of a live audience at the Holiday Inn Houston West. Crude oil prices are at a six year low, contributing to oil company layoffs and bankruptcies over the last year. And yet, […]

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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 […]

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The 34th Houston Area Survey: Thursday’s Show (April 30, 2015)

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 on Thursday’s Houston Matters, as we speak with its author, and […]