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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Why The Chinese Consulate Was Closed, And An American History Do-Over (July 23, 2020)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Why Houston’s Chinese consulate was closed, an update on potential severe weather forming in the Gulf of Mexico, rewriting American history, and planning a performing arts season in uncertain times.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: We dig into why the Trump administration suddenly ordered Houston's Chinese consulate closed and what it means for Houston in terms of security and trade.

Also this hour: ‘Tis the season – wet weather and the threat of flooding is headed our way this weekend, courtesy of a tropical depression that may soon be confirmed as Tropical Storm Hanna. We get the latest word from the National Weather Service on the potential for significant rainfall across Greater Houston Friday and throughout the weekend.

And an American history "do-over." Imagine no statues or monuments. History books and museums are blank canvases. So, who are the figures from American history you'd like to see featured more prominently? We hear your suggestions.

And planning a performing arts season when you can't guarantee an audience.

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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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