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Wednesday’s Show: Healthy Eating Habits For Kids, And A Rock Opera About Ann Richards (Oct. 30, 2019)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Coal companies leaving behind contaminated land, the changing politics of Fort Bend County, the week in politics, the challenges parents face in getting kids to eat healthy, and a rock opera celebrates the life of Ann Richards.

On Wednesday’s show: According to a report in the Texas Tribune, coal companies across the state are leaving behind contaminated land, and the state is letting them:

Then, we learn about the changing politics of Fort Bend County and the race for Texas House District 28:

Plus, we discuss the week in politics in our weekly political roundup:

Then, Bettina Elias Siegel explores the challenges parents face in encouraging their children to eat a healthy diet when so much of the food landscape can be bad for them. It’s the subject for her new book, Kid Food: The Challenge of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World:

And a new rock opera celebrates the life of Ann Richards:

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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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