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Concerns about the Ike Dike’s effect on large ships (Feb. 13, 2023)

On Monday’s show: Why a local organization is concerned the Ike Dike could prevent certain large ships from entering the Houston Ship Channel.



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On Monday’s show: A Houston organization is concerned plans to build the so-called Ike Dike to protect Galveston and Houston from storm surge could end up preventing certain large ships from accessing the ship channel. We learn why.

Also this hour: We visit an exhibit the City of Houston has assembled about Black history here.

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

And, now that the Super Bowl is over, we talk with Houston Chronicle columnist Brian T. Smith about the Texans' plans for the draft and rebuild as the NFL offseason gets underway.

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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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