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Houston’s Role In Cutting The World’s Carbon Levels (June 9, 2021)

On Wednesday’s show: How Houston energy companies and environmental organizations are cutting our carbon emissions, the week in politics, assessing our progress toward racial equality, and lessons from the pandemic for the local arts scene.

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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that carbon dioxide levels are the highest the earth has seen in 4 million years. We explore what local energy companies and environmental groups are doing to reduce Greater Houston's contribution to that.

Also this hour: We discuss the latest news in our weekly political roundup.

Then, a year after a tumultuous wave of protests in the wake of George Floyd's death, a forum at the University of Houston today assesses if we've made any progress toward racial equity.

And, as audiences return to live performances and art lovers flock to museums and galleries, we ask some of the players in Houston's arts scene to look back on how they adapted to life during the height of 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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