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The Texas Killing Fields, and Houston’s best soups (Dec. 7, 2022)

On Wednesday’s show: A new series on Netflix examines The Texas Killing Fields, a string of unsolved murders along a stretch of I-45. Then, we discuss the week in politics. And food writers talk about their favorite places for soup in the city.

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On Wednesday’s show: The Episcopal Health Foundation has issued a new report recommending non-medical programs should be supported by Medicaid in Texas, as a way to improve health outcomes for Medicaid enrollees. The foundation’s president, Dr. Ann Barnes, explains how this could result in better health for Texans – and save money along the way, too.

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

Then, food writers chat about their favorite soups in Houston in this month’s installment of The Full Menu.

And a new series on Netflix examines The Texas Killing Fields, a string of unsolved murders along a stretch of I-45. We talk with investigative reporter Lise Olsen, who’s covered the story extensively and is featured in the series.

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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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