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Full Show: Bayport Chemical Spill, And Hosting The World Cup (May 14, 2019)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We get an update on the Bayport chemical spill, we discuss efforts to bring 2026 World Cup matches to Houston, we learn some stories behind the downtown skyline, and we meet one of the Worst Cooks in America.

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Hundreds of fish have reportedly washed up on shore in Kemah. And state health officials have suspended oyster harvesting and are urging the public not to eat fish caught in a certain part of Galveston Bay. That’s after an estimated 9,000 barrels of a toxic gasoline blend stock spilled into the Houston Ship Channel last Friday. We learn more about the spill and its impact. 

Also this hour: We discuss Houston’s efforts to host some of the World Cup matches in 2026 when the event comes to North America. Then, producer Joshua Zinn takes a tour of downtown to learn about some groundbreaking skyscrapers erected in Houston during the 20th century.

And longtime Houston-area resident Allison Wolfe talks about winning the Food Network’s cooking competition, Worst Cooks in America.

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