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HISD board runoffs, and how Houston changed sports (Nov. 29, 2021)

On Monday’s show: We take a closer look at the runoff election for four seats on the HISD Board of Trustees, and a recent book examines how Houston and Texas helped change the sports landscape across the nation.


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On Monday’s Houston Matters: Early voting begins today as voters will decide four HISD trustee races that have been forced into runoffs. We take a closer look at some of the issues at play.

MORE: League of Women Voters of Houston Voter’s Guide

Also this hour: From March Madness to women's professional tennis, we learn how Houston has changed the landscape of sports for the rest of the nation. It’s the subject of the book The Sports Revolution.

Then, actress Natalie Wood died on this date 40 years ago. Writer and former Houstonian Suzanne Finstad talks about her updated biography of the late actress, Natalie Wood: The Complete Biography.

And we get an update on Houston sports from Jeff Balke.

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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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