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Full Show: Bidding War For Anadarko, And Ageism In Politics (April 24, 2019)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: A bidding war for Anadarko, our weekly political roundup, the age of political candidates, and HGO’s world premiere of The Phoenix.

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: A bidding war is breaking out over Anadarko Petroleum, with Occidental making an offer worth $76 per share in cash and stock that it says is about a 20 percent premium to Chevron’s offer. We take a look at the possibilities with industry watcher Loren Steffy.

And the American Lung Association talks about their recent State of the Air report.

Also this hour: In our weekly political roundup we discuss the latest on Proposition B, a candidate forum of presidential candidates coming to Houston, reactions to the redacted Mueller report, and more.

Then, we look at how the age of political candidates and office holders has changed throughout American history and whether there’s an age that’s too young or too old to hold elective office? 

And Houston Grand Opera holds the world premiere of a new opera called The Phoenix, which tells the story of the rise and fall — and rise again — of Lorenzo da Ponte, the librettist for some of Mozart’s most famous operas, like Don Giovanni or The Marriage of Figaro.

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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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