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Wind Energy, Child Abuse Prevention & Texas Hair: Houston Matters for Tues., April 15, 2014

Each Tuesday of this month, leading up to Earth Day, Houston Matters is exploring efforts here in Greater Houston to pursue alternative, renewable forms of energy, Today on Houston Matters we talk about developments in wind energy. It’s something some heavy hitters in the oil and gas industry have pursued over the years. (Perhaps most […]

Each Tuesday of this month, leading up to Earth Day, Houston Matters is exploring efforts here in Greater Houston to pursue alternative, renewable forms of energy,

Today on Houston Matters we talk about developments in wind energy. It’s something some heavy hitters in the oil and gas industry have pursued over the years. (Perhaps most notably T. Boone Pickens). Could wind power be a long-term answer to replacing traditional fossil fuels? How involved are traditional oil and gas companies based here in Houston in developing wind power?

Then, April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. We discuss the latest efforts to raise awareness of — and prevent — child abuse in Greater Houston.

And the notion of “Texas hair” has always been one thing: It’s big. So much was the case that Former Texas Governor Ann Richards declared an official Texas Big Hair Day in 1993. But is Texas hair still a thing? We’ll discuss how the notion of Texas hair is changing.

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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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