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Making sense of the Astroworld tragedy (Nov. 8, 2021)

On Monday’s show: The investigation continues into Friday night’s deadly incident at Travis Scott’s sold-out Astroworld Festival concert. We learn the latest, discuss safety measures, and offer you a chance to weigh in.



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On Monday’s Houston Matters: The investigation continues into Friday night's deadly incident at Travis Scott's sold-out Astroworld Festival concert at NRG Park, where a crowd among some 50,000 surged toward the stage during the rapper's set. In the ensuing crush, at least eight people died and another two dozen were hospitalized. The dead range in age from 14 to 27 years old.

We hear some accounts of what happened from people who attended the concert. We talk with Abbie Kamin, the chair of the Houston City Council's public safety committee. And we welcome your thoughts and feelings about what happened.

MORE: Visit a centralized hub for relief efforts and fundraisers for victims.


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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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