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I-45 Widening Project Stalled Amid Lawsuit (March 15, 2021)

On Monday’s show: Why the I-45 widening project is on hold, and a conversation with Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.


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On Monday’s Houston Matters: The I-45 widening project is on hold as TxDOT faces a lawsuit from Harris County and an investigation by the Federal Highway Administration. We learn the details.

Also this hour: We hear an excerpt from Eddie Robinson’s conversation with renowned historian Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. about his series The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song and his PBS series Finding Your Roots. Their full conversation can be seen Tuesday night at 8 on Houston Public Media TV 8.

Then, a new startup is helping nonprofits clear a major hurdle in redeveloping abandoned, unutilized properties and compete with commercial developers.

And we get an update on sports from Terrance Harris of The Defender Network.

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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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