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The future of Houston airports, and how cities take shape (Sept. 13, 2022)

On Tuesday’s show: We learn what millions of dollars being invested in Houston’s airports will mean for air travelers in the future. Then, Houston City Council Member Sallie Alcorn answers questions about issues facing the city. And a longtime city planner reflects on how cities take shape and how that’s changing.

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On Tuesday’s show: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg joined city officials on Monday to highlight the millions of dollars being invested in Houston's airports. We learn what those investments entail and discuss the future of Houston Airports with Jim Szczesniak, the airport system’s chief operating officer.

Also this hour: Houston City Council Member Sallie Alcorn answers your questions about issues facing the city.

Then, longtime city planner and researcher Bill Fulton reflects on what he’s learned in his career about how cities take shape and grow and discusses how that’s changing, particularly in Houston. The former director of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research has a new collection of essays on the matter called Place and Prosperity: How Cities Help Us to Connect and Innovate.

And we revisit a conversation and performance from Houston native singer/songwriter Thomas Csorba.

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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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