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How Proposed Redrawing Of Texas Congressional Districts Could Affect Houston (Sept. 29, 2021)

On Wednesday’s show: A closer look at the draft redistricting maps for the state’s Congressional districts, the week’s other political news, and creating a master-planned community of affordable housing.

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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Texas lawmakers have released their first draft of a new congressional map clearly aimed at protecting GOP incumbents and reducing Democrats' influence in the state. News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider walks us through the specifics of how exactly this new map could affect Houston-area districts, constituents, and representatives.

Also this hour: Local experts react to the draft redistricting maps, efforts to avoid a government shutdown over the debt ceiling, and other developments in our regular weekly political roundup.

Then, Houston Habitat for Humanity is trying its hand at creating a master-planned community of housing designed specifically for families of low and moderate income.

And actress, dancer, and choreoghaper Debbie Allen discusses how Houston shaped her artistic career. The Television Academy recently presented Allen with its Governors Award at the primtime Emmys.

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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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