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Full Show: Carbon Neutral Oil, And Highway Construction Updates (June 7, 2019)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Carbon neutral oil, an update on local freeway projects, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, and pianist Kenny Broberg.


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On Friday’s Houston Matters: Some oil producers are touting efforts to pursue ways to simultaneously scrub carbon dioxide from the air while producing more oil. If they get the balance right, the resulting fuel would theoretically be "carbon neutral."

If it works, some hope it could be a tool in fighting climate change. But what's actually been accomplished so far and can it work at scale? We learn more about the concept and recent efforts to accomplish it.

Also this hour: The Texas Department of Transportation is working away on the Southwest Freeway/West Loop interchange project. An upcoming lane reduction may make already rough commutes even rougher. But is it a matter of short-term pain for long-term gain? We hear from TxDOT and News 88.7's Gail Delaughter.

Plus: We discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

And pianist Kenny Broberg talks about his career and plays for us. He’s a University of Houston alum and a Cliburn silver medalist.

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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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