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Ramp connecting 59 with 610 set to close for two years, and a farewell to Andrés Orozco-Estrada (April 29, 2022)

On Friday’s show: A major highway closure begins this weekend, we find out who the Texans selected in the NFL Draft, we learn what “agrihoods” are, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and Andrés Orozco-Estrada talks about his tenure with the Houston Symphony ahead of his final concert.


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On Friday’s show: Beginning this weekend, a crucial highway ramp connecting 610 and 59 is set to close for two years. We discuss what it will mean for traffic in the region. And we find out which players the Texans picked up in the early rounds of the NFL Draft.

Also this hour: With housing prices so high and supply of new homes struggling to keep up, would-be Houston-area homeowners are increasingly looking outward, beyond the suburbs, beyond the exurbs, to developments being touted as "agrihoods." We learn about one such development in Richmond and contemplate the state of residential real estate in an increasingly sprawling Greater Houston.

Plus: The long-awaited Yankees letter has been released and offers insight into how the Yankees stole signs electronically for two seasons before the Astros did. This week's panel weighs in on The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

And, ahead of his final concert as music director of the Houston Symphony, Andrés Orozco-Estrada sits down with Joshua Zinn.

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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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