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A spike in upstream oil and gas jobs, and Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis (March 29, 2022)

On Tuesday’s show: Why Texas added 5,100 upstream oil and gas jobs last month, Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis answers your questions, and a conversation with poet Nikki Giovanni.

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On Tuesday’s show: Texas added 5,100 upstream oil and gas jobs in February, the highest spike in more than a decade and the second highest jump more than 30 years, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Why?

Also this hour: Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis talks about issues affecting the county and answers listener questions.

Then, we learn about some of the rare species of wildlife that have been spotted around Texas recently.

And poet Nikki Giovanni shares what advice she gives to aspiring writers at Prairie View A&M University and explains why a South American bat was named after her.

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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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