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Deadly fires in Texas prisons, and Elizabeth McIngvale’s mental health journey (May 9, 2022)

On Monday’s show: Unsafe wiring and inadequate alarm systems have led to deaths in Texas prisons, Elizabeth McIngvale’s mental health journey, a local veterinarian answers your questions, and we get an update on sports.

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On Monday’s show: For more than a decade, the Texas prison system has fallen short on state fire safety standards. The Marshall Project's Keri Blakinger tells us about concerns raised over unsafe wiring and inadequate alarm systems leading to deaths in Texas prisons.

Also this hour: Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale talks about her own struggle with OCD and her role as the director of McLean OCDI Houston.

Then, veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers your pet care questions.

And we get an update on Houston sports from writer Jesus Ortiz of Our Esquina.

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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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