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A Fittingly Drama-Filled Week To End A Tumultuous Year In Politics (Dec. 23, 2020)

On Wednesday’s show: A closer look at some last-minute politics in a drama-filled year, and one chef’s efforts to save the local restaurant industry.


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On Wednesday’s show: It's been a drama-filled week in politics – an appropriate way to close out a drama-filled 2020. We'll talk through it all – and look ahead with the University of Houston's Nancy Sims and Brandon Rottinghaus in our final weekly political roundup of the year.

Then, in the latest installment of our film segment The Bigger Picture, we discuss how the pandemic has affected the way new films are released and how that might change things for good — and impact business models and bottom lines.

And Chef Chris Shepherd discusses how his Southern Smoke Foundation is helping area restauranteurs struggling financially because of the pandemic.


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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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