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How the Inflation Reduction Act might affect Houston (Aug. 9, 2022)

On Tuesday’s show: Analyzing the climate change provision in the Inflation Reduction Act and how it might affect Houston. Questions for Mayor Pro-Tem Dave Martin. A gardening expert answers your questions. And addressing problems Hurricane Harvey exposed with area reservoirs.

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On Tuesday’s show: Over the weekend, the Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act. A representative from the Environmental Defense Fund analyzes the climate change provision in the bill and discusses how it might affect Houston.

Also this hour: We welcome your questions for Mayor Pro-Tem Dave Martin, who represents District E on Houston City Council.

Then, Meg Tapp from the Garden Club of Houston fields your gardening questions.

And we bring you the next episode of News 88.7’s podcast Below the Waterlines: Houston After Hurricane Harvey. In Episode 2: Harvey showed us the Addicks and Barker reservoirs are in dire need of improvements. Can Harris County and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pull off a multi-billion dollar plan to move water downstream and away from homes in the reservoirs?

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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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