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Thursday’s Show: Illegal Air Pollution, And The Future Of Cinema (Dec. 19, 2019)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Surprising findings about illegal air pollution, the potential extinction of movie theaters, a discussion of the new Star Wars film, and a famous home becomes a winter wonderland.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: A new report has some surprising findings about how much illegal air pollution Texas industrial facilities released in 2018. We learn how much — and how many of those facilities were actually punished for it:

Also this hour: With the proliferation of streaming services and big-name films even being released first (or only) online — is this the beginning of the end for movie theaters? We discuss the future of cinema:

Then, in our monthly film and television series, The Bigger Picture, a group of local movie buffs weigh in on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final chapter of the latest trilogy in the series, which hits box offices today:

And a famous Houston home is being transformed into a winter wonderland:

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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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