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Emergency Response Updates, And The Politics Behind Our Energy Grid Issues (Feb. 17, 2021)

On Wednesday’s show: An update on area roads, the latest from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, and the politics that led to our power grid problems.


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On Wednesday's Houston Matters: A TxDOT representative updates us on road conditions around the region.

Also this hour: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Meghan Arthur from Montgomery County Homeland Security and Emergency Management update us on the situations in their respective jurisdictions.

Then: Why has Texas largely gone it alone when it comes to electricity generation? Politics, of course. We talk it over in our weekly political roundup.

Plus we hear what the president of ERCOT had to say about problems with the power grid.

And the National Weather Service updates us on the what the forecast says about the days to come.


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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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