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Mayor Turner’s Proposal For Firefighter Raises (May 20, 2021)

On Thursday’s show: A closer look at Mayor Turner’s proposal for raising firefighter pay, how autonomous vehicle technology is progressing, plans to renovate Jones Plaza and drive more visitors to downtown, and reflecting on the spectacle that was professional wrestling in Houston in the 1970s.

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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: We check in with the National Weather Service on the possibility of more severe weather this week and flash flooding this weekend.

We also talk with News 88.7's Jen Rice about Mayor Sylvester Turner's proposal for increasing firefighter pay.

Also this hour: In the wake of a recent fatal accident in Houston, we get an update on how autonomous car technology is progressing.

Then, we learn about plans to renovate Jones Plaza and efforts to drive more visitors to downtown.

And, with the recent news that the WWE will induct longtime Houston wrestling promoter Paul Boesch into the legacy wing of its Hall of Fame, we reflect on the spectacle that was professional wrestling in Houston in the 1970s.

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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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