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Houston Matters for Friday, July 5, 2013

Houston Matters for Friday, July 5, 2013

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Throughout this Independence Day weekend edition of Houston Matters, we’ll introduce you to Houston-area residents who tell their families’ immigration stories. We’ll meet Azael Resendiz, who immigrated to the United States from Mexico back in the mid-1990s, when he was just 10 years old. We’ll hear from Maria Honey, whose family came to the U.S. from Mexico in the mid-80s. And we’ll hear from Anthony Domenech, whose grandparents came to the U.S. in the late 1940s from Puerto Rico. Domenech will describe how his parents met and fell in love amid challenging conditions in the South Bronx. We’ll also welcome your stories about how and when your family came to America.

And we’ll discuss the political and cultural implications of proposed immigration reform legislation recently passed in the U.S. Senate, designed to ramp up security along the U.S. border with Mexico, and pave the way towards citizenship for millions of people.

Also – we visit a fireworks warehouse, and – since July 4th falls on a Thursday this year, and a lot of people are making it a four day weekend – we’ll turn our attention to grilling! A big part of that holiday weekend experience for you and yours may well be a barbecue. We’ll share some grilling tips.

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Craig Cohen

Craig CohenCraig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekdays at noon and 7:00 p.m. on Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM. Craig is a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism. He's spent the bulk of his career in public media, in roles ranging from programmer and manager, to talk show host, reporter, news director, and producer. He's interviewed politicians, industry leaders, authors, newsmakers, and the occasional Muppet. Craig seeks to make the world a slightly better place every day, by informing, enlightening, and entertaining.View all posts by Craig Cohen →