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Two Diverse Counties, Two Very Different Election Outcomes

Two Diverse Counties, Two Very Different Election Outcomes

Harris County Fort Bend County MapsNews 88.7 recently examined two diverse neighborhoods to understand why one went red and the other blue in the 2016 election.

The investigative reporting launches Houston Public Media’s DiverseCity initiative, a year-long look at what Houston’s diversity really means for the city.

We talk with News 88.7 reporters Laura Isensee and Andrew Schneider about their reporting from Fort Bend and Harris counties. And University of Houston professor Jeronimo Cortina talks about the data he crunched to compile these reports.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →