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Dioxin found in Kashmere Gardens, and the future of live music in Houston (July 15, 2022)

On Friday’s show: A powerful toxic chemical has been found in a soil sample in the Kashmere Gardens neighborhood. We learn what that means for its residents. Then we begin a two-part exploration into the future of live music in the Houston area with an examination of the challenges local venues face putting on concerts.

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On Friday’s show: Houston officials say dioxin has been found in a Kashmere Gardens soil sample. News 88.7’s Lucio Vasquez has the latest.

Also this hour: William Menjivar begins a two-part exploration into the future of live music in the Houston area with an examination of the challenges local venues face putting on concerts.

Then: A new poll indicates the race for Harris County Judge is tight. Andrew Schneider catches up with Rice University's Mark Jones for details.

And, from a proposed floating abortion clinic in the Gulf of Mexico, to a Cypress couple being sued for big money by their homeowners association for feeding ducks, we contemplate The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

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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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