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Police contract passes, and invasive species in Texas (March 24, 2022)

On Thursday’s show: A new police union contract gets passed despite some concerns, a new institute expands on cancer research that won a local scientist a Nobel Prize, and we learn about the most pesky invasive species in the area.


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On Thursday’s show: Houston City Council voted unanimously to approve the city's contract with the Houston Police Officers' Union after failing to pass a motion from council members who wished to delay the vote for two weeks.

And we learn about plans to expand the cancer research that won a local researcher a Nobel Prize in medicine.

Also this hour: Fire ants, Chinese tallow trees, even four-foot-long Argentine lizards — we learn about some of the many invasive species found in and around Greater Houston and the threats they pose to the environment.

Then, in this month’s edition of The Bigger Picture, we discuss some of the issues surrounding adolescence addressed in the new animated movie Turning Red.

And we learn about Ocean Filibuster, a theater experience utilizing music, video, and 3D augmented reality to convey the wonders of the earth’s oceans.

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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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