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Benzene pollution, and presidential portrait history (May 13, 2022)

On Friday’s show: Excess pollution at local refineries, the Obama portraits, and blending classical music and hip hop.


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On Friday’s show: Five refineries in Texas exceeded federal limits on benzene pollution, some in the Houston area. We talk about what comes next.

Also this hour: We visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to consider the historical significance of the official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama.

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

And we preview an upcoming performance by the classical/hip-hop crossover duo Black Violin.

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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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