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Full Show: Global Trade, Kosher Business, And Weird Al Yankovic (June 13, 2019)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: A look at global trade in Houston, the cost of keeping kosher, Houston’s new theme park, and Weird Al Yankovic.


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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The Greater Houston Partnership has revealed findings of a report on Houston's economic place in the world. The GHP's 2019 Global Houston report focuses on foreign investment, immigration, and trade, showing growth in all three that could be slowed or even halted by developments in Washington. We learn more.

Also this hour: We examine how products and businesses receive kosher designations on the heels of one area bakery losing its certification recently. We also learn more about what it means to keep kosher.

Then, we get an update on Grand Texas – that long-planned, now-partially open theme park in New Caney.

And a conversation with Weird Al Yankovic ahead of his concert here Saturday.

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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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