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Harris County takes issue with latest election audit (Aug. 4, 2022)

On Thursday’s show: The county’s plans to sue the state over the latest audit of its elections, potential laws designed to stop abortion-related travel, the lack of air conditioning in Texas prisons, and the stories behind Houston’s skyline.

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On Thursday’s show: We discuss the implications of Harris County’s potential lawsuit against the state over the latest audit of its elections.

Also this hour: As more businesses seek to reimburse employees for travel undertaken to get access to an abortion in another state, we explore the potential for additional state laws designed to stop them.

Then, we consider why the concept of air conditioning in Texas prisons remains controversial with Keri Blakinger of The Marshall Project.

And we take a tour of downtown to learn the stories behind the city's skyline.

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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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