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Task force identifies safety failures at the Astroworld Festival (April 21, 2022)

On Thursday’s show: A task force formed after the deadly Astroworld Festival has presented recommendations on how Texas can avoid future tragedies. And new research suggests attitudes about tattoos at work are evolving.

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On Thursday’s show: A task force formed after November’s deadly Astroworld Festival has presented recommendations on how Texas can avoid future tragedies. In a nine-page report, the Texas Task Force on Concert Safety recommends standardizing statewide the permitting process for such events, creating benchmarks that would trigger an event’s cancellation, and streamlining and clarifying the chain of command for local authorities at such events.

Also this hour: New research suggests attitudes towards tattoos in the workplace are evolving. We learn what the study has to say and what it may mean for you and yours at work.

And we learn how Dogecoin — something that started as a joke on the other side of the world — turned into a very real festival called Dogepalooza happening Saturday at Constellation Field in Sugar Land.

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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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