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Gov. Abbott’s concerns about Harris County’s election, and actor Jason Lee documents Galveston (Nov. 15, 2022)

On Tuesday’s show: We learn why Gov. Abbott wants to investigate Harris County’s handling of the recent election. Then we examine whether recent dips in math and reading scores across the nation are also happening here. And actor Jason Lee documents Galveston with photography.



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On Tuesday’s show: Gov. Greg Abbott wants to investigate Harris County over what he calls “allegations of improprieties” during last week’s midterm elections. We learn the latest from News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider.

Also this hour: A national assessment of 4th and 8th grade students shows dips in average scores for reading and math. So, how does HISD compare?

Then, we talk with Rue Mapp, the founder of Outdoor Afro, an organization aimed at helping African Americans reconnect with and experience nature. She has a new book called Nature Swagger: Stories and Visions of Black Joy in the Outdoors.

And we revisit our conversation with actor Jason Lee from earlier this year about his work documenting Galveston with photos.


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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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