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How Houston’s Helping In The Aftermath Of Ida (Aug. 31, 2021)

On Tuesday’s show: How Houston is helping those affected by Hurricane Ida and those taking refuge here, City Council Member Abbie Kamin answers your questions, and a visit to a local career and vocational school.

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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We learn how Houston is helping those affected by Hurricane Ida and talk to someone taking refuge here. And we get an update on COVID-19.

Also this hour: City Council Member Abbie Kamin answers your questions about issues facing the city.

Then, we often hear about the so-called "great crew change" in the oil and gas industry with skilled workers retiring faster than new talent can be acquired and trained to take their place. But another part of that is getting more women into that pipeline. We talk with someone who hasperspective on that — and what it's like to be a woman in leadership in the oil and gas world – Stephanie Hertzog, CEO of Houston-based Sodexo Energy & Resources North America.

And producer Joshua Zinn visits a local trade school, the Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School in Pasadena, to learn how schools like it are preparing students for careers.

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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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