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Full Show: Conversations We’re Thankful For (Nov. 20, 2018)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We revisit some of our favorite conversations from the past year, including actor Sean Astin, comedian Mo Amer, a local paleontologist, and a discussion of Houston’s barbecue scene.



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As the nation prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Houston Matters team shares what we’re thankful for — at least in terms of recent conversations we’ve had on the show. Each of us was tasked with choosing a segment produced by one of our colleagues during the past year and sharing why we’re thankful for it.

During the hour, we’ll revisit our conversation with actor Sean Astin about his mother’s mental health issues. We’ll look back at our exploration of barbecue culture in Greater Houston. Plus, we’ll listen back to a conversation with a local paleontologist about where to see dinosaur tracks and fossils around the state. And we revisit our conversation with home-grown comedian Mo Amer.

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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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