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How Record Early Voting Might Affect The Election (Oct. 20. 2020)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: What high early voting turnout could mean for the election as a whole, energy expert Daniel Yergin on presidential politics, a festival of films about the presidency, and how the pandemic has affected movie theaters.


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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Texas typically ranks low in voter participation, but just a week into early voting, Texans are casting their ballots in record numbers. How might that affect the rest of the election?

Also this hour: Energy expert Daniel Yergin discusses how energy policy has come up in the presidential campaign with News 88.7's Kyra Buckley. Yergin's latest book is The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations.

Then, with a tumultuous presidential election dominating the on-air and digital universe, the Houston Film Critics' Society takes a look at the history of how U.S. presidents have been depicted in the movies with POTUS Fest: Cinema in Chief. Houston-based film critic Joe Leydon gives us an idea of what to expect from this virtual film fest.

And we discuss how the pandemic has affected the movie theater industry.

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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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