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Ransomware Attack Highlights Vulnerability Of Energy Technology (May 11, 2021)

On Tuesday’s show: A ransomware attack shuts down a major oil pipeline, City Councilman Dave Martin fields your questions, how the Astros’ iconic rainbow uniforms came to be, and Houstonians who collect unusual things.


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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: A ransomware attack shut down Colonial Pipeline Monday, one of the largest refined products pipeline in the country. The incident has sparked more conversation over weaknesses in technology in the energy industry. We discuss that story and the news that the nation saw its largest monthly decline in natural gas production during the February freeze in Texas.

Also this hour: City Councilman Dave Martin discusses issues facing the city and fields your questions.

Then revisit the story of how the Astros’ iconic rainbow uniforms came to be.

And we meet Houstonians who collect unusual things.

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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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