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Ike Dike bills moving closer to reality, and Houston pet peeves (Aug. 1, 2022)

On Monday’s show: What needs to happen for the long-sought-after Ike Dike/coastal barrier project to become reality after the U.S. House and Senate both passed bills containing it? Also: Houstonians share their pet peeves, and we discuss the high cost of going to an Astros game.


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On Monday’s show: The U.S. Senate has approved a bill that contains the long-sought-after Ike Dike/coastal barrier project. The House has passed its own bill as well. We find out what happens next.

Also this hour: We offer you your monthly chance to vent your pet peeves.

And we analyze any moves the Astros make as the trade deadline approaches and discuss the high costs of attending their games (it's not just about the tickets) with sportswriter and podcaster Jeff Balke.

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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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