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How highway projects disproportionately displace minorities (Nov. 12, 2021)

On Friday’s show: A new investigation examines who gets displaced by highway projects, including here in Houston. And musician Kam Franklin of The Suffers discusses her experience at the Astroworld festival and her new solo work.



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On Friday’s Houston Matters: A new investigation from the Los Angeles Times reveals how large highway projects nationwide — including here in Houston — take a disproportionate toll on Black and Hispanic communities. We talk with two reporters involved about what they found.

Also this hour: Kam Franklin, lead singer of The Suffers, talks about her experience at the Astroworld festival last weekend where nine people died. And she talks about her recent solo work, including her new single Don’t Get Caught Sick.

More From Kam Franklin:

The Suffers Perform on Skyline Sessions
Kam Franklin Shares Her Mixtape
‘The Suffers' Has Its Own Brand Of Gulf Coast Soul
Kam Franklin Covers “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus

Then, Houston Public Media’s Catherine Lu discusses efforts to promote gender equity in classical music conducting. The local orchestra ROCO is featuring female guest conductors throughout its current season, including Jeri Lynne Johnson, who will lead the orchestra in a performance Saturday called A Stitch in Time.

And we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

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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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