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Houston’s strong place in the global economy despite the pandemic (May 20, 2022)

On Friday’s show: How Houston fared in international trade and business in 2021, plans to restore natural prairie around town, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and how bees have influenced human architecture.


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On Friday’s show: The pandemic had devastating effects on the global economy in 2020 as things shut down. So, why was 2021 so much better for Houston’s transactions with the rest of the world? A new report from the Greater Houston Partnership takes a closer look.

Also this hour: We learn about some plans to restore natural prairie and grasslands around town and the benefits that could ensue.

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

And we learn how much bees have influenced human design and construction as higlighted in a new exhibition called The Architecture of Bees.

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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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