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Why Texas is always at the center of controversy (Oct. 21, 2021)

On Thursday’s show: The global supply chain crisis, Texas’ role at the center of all-too-frequent controversy, and local author Jackie Anders.


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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: NPR’s John Burnett joins us to talk about his recent visit to the Port of Houston to learn about the global supply chain crisis.

Also this hour: Immigration, abortion, education, the environment – seems like, no matter what the topic, whatever controversy has reared its head, Texas is at the center of it. Does that get old after a while? Can't some other state be the test case for, well, everything? We talk it over and take your comments.

And local author and teacher Jackie Anders talks about her books, which she describes "clean romance."

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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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