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Tropical weather, and why the state continues to investigate transgender youth and their families (Sept. 26, 2022)

On Monday’s show: We get the latest on a tropical depression developing in the Caribbean Sea and whether it poses any threat to Houston — and whether it could interfere with the latest attempt to launch the Artemis 1 mission. Also: Why Texas continues to investigate transgender youth and their families for child abuse despite a court ruling temporarily blocking such actions.

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On Monday’s show: A tropical depression developing in the Caribbean Sea could become a serious hurricane threat for that region. But how likely is it to hit the continental United States? And could this storm derail the next Artemis launch attempt? We talk it over with Space City Weather meteorologist Eric Berger.

Also this hour: Whe learn why Texas continues to investigate transgender kids and their families for potential child abuse despite a court ruling temporarily halting the practice.

Then, Meg Tapp of The Garden Club of Houston answers your questions.

And we talk with sports writer and podcaster Jeff Balke about some of the pros and cons of more and more sports being on streaming services, sometimes exclusively.

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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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