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Full Show: Saving Historic Texas Dance Halls, Jared Diamond, And Actor Wilmer Valderrama (May 9, 2019)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Concerns about air quality in the Permian Basin, how weddings are helping save historic Texas dance halls, author Jared Diamond, and actor Wilmer Valderrama.



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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The Environmental Integrity Project says air quality data reveals concerning levels of sulfur dioxide tied to oil and gas production in the Texas Permian Basin. The group is calling on the EPA and TCEQ to bring more rigorous oversight to production facilities in the area. We learn more.

Also this hour: We learn how weddings are helping to save historic Texas dance halls.

Plus, Jared Diamond, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, talks about his latest book, Upheaval.

And we hear from actor Wilmer Valderrama, best known for playing Fez on the sitcom That ‘70s Show, ahead of his appearance at Comicpalooza.

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