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Thursday’s Show: Examining The STAAR Test, And Houston’s Best New Restaurants (Dec. 5, 2019)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The results from a state-ordered study of this year’s STAAR exams, the best new restaurants of 2019, how human exploration has changed civilization, and local fashion designer Alan Gonzalez discusses his appearance on the new season of Project Runway.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The results are in from a state-ordered study of this year's STAAR exams. We learn what the study found about the effectiveness of the test in measuring student knowledge:

Also this hour: Local food writers discuss their favorite new restaurants that opened this year, in the first part of a two-part installment of The Full Menu:

Then, SpaceX mission manager Andrew Rader tells us how humankind’s exploration of the earth is responsible for most of the advances in civilization throughout history, the subject of his new book, Beyond the Known:

Plus, Maria Heg of Zine Fest Houston talks about making zines, self-published magazines or comics:

And we meet local fashion designer Alan Gonzalez, who’s a contestant on the new season of Project Runway:

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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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