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Wednesday’s Show: Refugee Decision, And Tax Credits For Renewable Energy (Jan. 15, 2020)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: The governor’s recent decision on resettling refugees in Texas, our weekly political roundup, the effectiveness of tax credits for renewable energy, and we meet Houston’s new youth poet laureate.

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Local groups are urging Gov. Greg Abbott to reconsider his recent decision that the state won’t take in refugees. We find out how the move is affecting local agencies that help refugees.

Also this hour: Local experts discuss the latest news in our weekly political roundup.

Then, with the recent extension of tax credits for biodiesel and wind, we examine whether such credits actually work and how they affect Houston’s energy industry.

Plus, we learn about art conservation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

And we meet Houston’s new youth poet laureate.

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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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