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ERCOT names a new CEO, the week in politics, and the state’s oldest library (Aug. 17, 2022)

On Wednesday’s show: The agency in charge of regulating the Texas energy grid hires a new CEO, we discuss the week in politics, we get answers to your questions about bugs, and we visit the state’s oldest library.



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On Wednesday’s show: ERCOT, the agency in charge of regulating the Texas energy grid, has hired Pablo Vegas as its new CEO. We learn more about him and what his selection means for the future of the state’s energy grid.

Also this hour: We discuss the latest developments in politics in our weekly roundup.

Then, entomologist Erin Mills from the Houston Botanic Garden answers your questions about insects.

And we visit the Rosenberg Library in Galveston, the oldest continuously operating public library in the state.


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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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