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How 9/11 Affected Houston – Pt. 2 (Sept. 10, 2021)

On Friday’s show: The U.S. Department of Justice sues Texas over its new abortion law, and more stories of how 9/11 affected Houstonians as the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks approaches.


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On Friday’s Houston Matters: The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the state of Texas over its newly enacted abortion law. We learn more about the move and what it could mean for the law going forward.

Then, as the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaches, we continue to explore how those events affected Houstonians.

We devote most of the hour to memories from Houstonians of that day, plus a conversation with local Afghanistan and Iraq War veterans about the unique challenges they face, and Houstonian Larry Catuzzi talks about his dauther, Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas, who was one of the passengers aboard United Flight 93 that crashed in Pennslyvania that day. Lauren’s Garden, a 9/11 memorial in downtown Houston, is named after her.

LISTEN: How 9/11 Affected Houston – Pt. 1 (Sept. 9, 2021)

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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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