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Conversations We’re Thankful For: Wednesday’s Show (November 25, 2015)

Each day on Houston Matters, we, the producers of this program, are tasked with examining the issues, ideas, people, places and events that define Greater Houston. We’re thankful to have the opportunity to bring you what we believe is a valuable service for the region. We’re also thankful we have each other to bounce ideas […]

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Each day on Houston Matters, we, the producers of this program, are tasked with examining the issues, ideas, people, places and events that define Greater Houston.

We're thankful to have the opportunity to bring you what we believe is a valuable service for the region. We're also thankful we have each other to bounce ideas off of, to turn to for guidance and support as we seek out the best ways to bring you engaging, thoughtful, and compelling stories and conversations about our lives and times here.

Today on Houston Matters, in advance of Thanksgiving, the Houston Matters team is engaging in a sort of not-so-Secret Santa-like exercise. We've drawn names out of a hat, and we're each presenting conversations and reports from this year that someone else on the Houston Matters team produced— moments from 2015 for which we're thankful.Wethink you'll be thankful we're highlighting them too.

Here’s a rundown of the conversations we’ll hear this hour:

Will Our Technology Someday Advance to a Point Where We Can't Control It?
(Produced by Maggie Martin, chosen by Edel Howlin)
Houston Chronicle Photographers Recall Covering the Chaos After Katrina
(Interviewed by Michael Hagerty, chosen by Maggie Martin)
Why Does Houston Have So Many Mattress Stores?
(Produced and reported by Edel Howlin, chosen by Michael Hagerty)
Would Houston Exist Without Air Conditioning?
(Produced and reported by Paige Phelps, chosen by Craig Cohen)
Comedian, Actor Bobcat Goldthwait Talks About Work, NPR Appearances
(Interviewed by Craig Cohen, chosen by Paige Phelps)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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