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Previewing The Third Special Session (Sept. 8, 2021)

On Wednesday’s show: Previewing another special session of the Texas Legislature and recapping the recently-ended second one, the week in politics, questioning the size of the U.S. military, and life as an NFL kicker.


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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Gov. Greg Abbott has called a third special session of the Texas Legislature, beginning Sept. 20, to address redistricting and other conservative priorities. We preview the next special session and recap what legislation came out of the recently-ended second one.

Also this hour: We discuss all the other state, local, and national news in our weekly political roundup.

Then, is the U.S. military too big? Jeremi Suri explains why he thinks so. Suri is a public affairs and history professor at UT Austin who recently wrote a guest essay for The New York Times saying just that.

And the Texans begin their new season Sunday when the team hosts the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium. The team's kicker, Kaʻimi Fairbairn, discusses the pressures of being a kicker in the NFL.

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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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