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Are We Headed For A Summer Version Of February’s Power Failure? (June 16, 2021)

On Wednesday’s show: ERCOT calls on Texans to conserve power amid high summer demand, the week in politics, and anxieties about going back to work.



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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: ERCOT is warning the electricity grid could struggle to handle energy demand through Friday because of the intense heat. Are we at risk for the heatwave version of February's freeze?

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

Then, as more and more workers return to the office, we discuss how work will be different now — and how to deal with anxiety about going back.

And we reflect on lost landmarks, establishments, and attractions from Galveston’s past in conjunction with the publication of the book Lost Restaurants of Galveston’s African American Community.


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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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