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Tuesday’s Show: Astros Punished For Sign Stealing (Jan. 14, 2020)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: The Astros are hit with harsh punishments after their sign-stealing scandal. City Controller Chris Brown discusses the city’s finances. We meet the new provost at Rice, an expert on the science of earthquakes. And we examine the financial and social challenges faced by small town America.

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We discuss the punishments levied against the Houston Astros in connection with their sign-stealing scandal. After Major League Baseball announced it was suspending the team’s general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch, the team’s owner Jim Crane said he was taking things a step further and fired them both. The team will also lose draft picks and be fined.

Also this hour: City Controller Chris Brown answers your questions about the city’s finances.

Then, we meet Rice University’s new provost, whose specialty is the science of earthquakes.

And we examine the financial and social challenges faced by small town America. It’s the subject of Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, a new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning husband-and-wife team Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, who will speak in Houston on Thursday.

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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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