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Will Lawsuits Against ERCOT Succeed? (Feb. 23, 2021)

On Tuesday’s show: State lawmakers take up the governor’s emergency item on ERCOT reform, lawyers try to sue the energy grid operator over last week’s power outage, and Houston City Councilman Edward Pollard answers listener questions.

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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: As state lawmakers take up Gov. Greg Abbott's emergency item on ERCOT reform in hearings this week, lawyers across the state try to sue the nonprofit corporation that manages the state's electric grid for deaths and damages caused by last week's power outages. But can they?

Also this hour: Houston City Councilman Edward Pollard, who represents District J, answers listener questions.

Then, with the recent news that the historic Cohn House would be moved (again) from its location near Minute Maid Park, we revisit our 2017 conversation about Quality Hill, the forgotten upscale neighborhood that used to occupy that area.

And the upcoming Sin Muros: A Latinx Theater Festival from Stages highlights how many local performing arts groups have had to adapt during 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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