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The rising cost of housing (Jan. 21, 2022)

On Friday’s show: Why the median cost for a house in Houston hit an all-time high last month along with a rise in rents, and how the mental health field can improve how it serves people of color.

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On Friday’s show: In December, the median price for a single-family home in Houston hit an all-time high of $319,000. And apartment rents are up sharply. What’s leading to this stark rise in house prices?

Also this hour: A pair of Houston therapists, Eliza Boquin and Eboni Harris, talk about ways the mental health field can improve how it serves people of color. They cofounded the website Melanin and Mental Health to try and bridge those gaps. It’s the second of a two-part series from I See U with Eddie Robinson.

Then we discuss The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of the week, including a new law for pet owners in the city and a new name for the Sugar Land Skeeters.

And today is Hakeem Olajuwon’s birthday. In honor of the man known as “The Dream” turning 59, we revisit a 2018 conversation about the book 100 Things Rockets Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die by Houston Chronicle Rockets beat writer Jonathan Feigen.

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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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