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The week in politics, deleting Facebook, & Jonathan Franzen (Oct. 20, 2021)

On Wednesday’s show: The latest developments in politics, the harms of social media, and writer Jonathan Franzen.

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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We discuss all the latest news in our weekly politcal roundup.

Also this hour: Do the benefits of social media outweigh its potential negatives?

And author Jonathan Franzen discusses his new novel, Crossroads, and explains why he loves visiting Texas – even though his latest visit to Houston for an event with Inprint Oct. 25 will be a virtual one.

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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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