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The latest on the winter weather, and the benefits of stormwater tunnels (Feb. 4, 2022)

On Friday’s show: We get an update on winter weather conditions and discuss whether underground stormwater tunnels will help prevent flooding in Houston.

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On Friday’s show: We bring you the latest on winter weather around the state and in Greater Houston.

Also this hour: Mayor Sylvester Turner says he’s committing $44 million to fight violent crime. But where will the money be spent?

And we learn about future plans to bring back the River Oaks Theatre, which closed last March.

Then, we discuss whether the implementation of underground stormwater tunnels throughout Greater Houston will help prevent flooding.

Plus, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, including a new name for the Washington’s NFL team and a groundhog’s untimely passing.

And we learn about the history of something you might be wearing right now: blue jeans. That staple of American fashion is the subject of a new documentary called Riveted from the PBS series American Experience. It airs Monday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. on Houston Public Media, TV 8.

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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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