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Russian cyber threats to the energy grid, and Richard Linklater’s love letter to Houston and the space race (April 1, 2022)

On Friday’s show: Experts believe Russian hackers are looking for ways to disrupt Texas energy infrastructure, filmmaker Richard Linklater talks about growing up in Houston during the space race and his new film Apollo 10 1/2, and we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

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On Friday’s show: The Texas Tribune reports state officials, the energy sector, and cybersecurity experts all believe Russian hackers are looking for ways to disrupt the state's energy infrastructure. We learn more.

Also this hour: Filmmaker Richard Linklater talks about growing up in the Houston area during the space race and his new film drawing on that, Apollo 10 1/2.

Plus: From the history of space exploration to its present and future — we discuss the politics of private space flight as Houston-based Axiom Space has been cleared by NASA for the first private mission to the International Space Station.

Then, we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

And we bid farewell to News 88.7’s energy reporter Kyra Buckley.

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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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