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Hazardous Chemical Leak In La Porte Enters Second Day (July 22, 2021)

On Thursday’s show: The latest on the chemical release incident in La Porte, a Rice professor discusses his BBC series about the end of the world, and an in-studio performance by musician Bob Schneider.


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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: We recap what took place Wednesday when a hazardous chemical leak in a tanker truck triggered an evacuation notice at the Dow Chemical Co. Bayport plant in La Porte.

MORE: What Are The Chemicals Involved In The La Porte Dow Plant Leak?

Also this hour: So, turns out, it's over. The world has ended. We're done. It happened sometime before February 2020 when we spoke with Timothy Morton of Rice University about his three-part BBC series, The End of the World Has Already Happened. We revisit our conversation with Morton about what that tongue-in-cheek title is really getting at when it comes to climate change.

Then, with the release of Space Jam: A New Legacy, we discuss how product endorsements and marketing deals have affected what’s on the silver screen in our monthly film segment, The Bigger Picture.

And we revisit an in-studio performance by Austin-based singer-songwriter Bob Schneider for the series Skyline Sessions.

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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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