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Fentanyl vaccine, and climate refugees (Dec. 2, 2022)

On Friday’s show: A new vaccine developed in Houston targeting the dangerous synthetic drug fentanyl could be a gamechanger in the opioid epidemic. And we learn how climate change could exacerbate the world’s refugee crisis.


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On Friday’s show: Researchers the University of Houston have developed a vaccine targeting the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl that could block its ability to enter the brain. We learn more about the breakthrough discovery and what it could mean for the opioid epidemic.

Also this hour: We discuss how climate change could create a new refugee crisis and the role Houston could play in that, since it's already a hub for resettling refugees.

Then, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

And Cat Daddies, a documentary about men and their cats, opens in Houston today. We talk with director Mye Hoang.

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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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