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Why oil prices have spiked and what it means for Houston (Jan. 19, 2022)

On Wednesday’s show: We learn why oil prices have spiked to their highest point since 2014, and we discuss the week in politics.


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On Wednesday’s show: We discuss why oil prices have spiked to their highest point since 2014. And Houston is getting a new non-profit news organization.

Also this hour: We discuss the latest news in our weekly political roundup.

Then, we revisit a 2018 conversation about how Southern Blacks fared here in Texas during Reconstruction and under Jim Crow.

And actor Chris Salazar from the Alley Theatre talks about how COVID-19 forced him to learn a new role last-minute.

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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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