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Gender politics and scrapped field trips (May 1, 2023)

On Monday’s show: We discuss what led several area school groups to scrap plans to see a theater production of “James and the Giant Peach.”



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On Monday’s show: Recenty, some Houston-area school groups canceled field trips to see a Main Street Theater production of “James and the Giant Peach” over concerns about cross-gender casting. Is this connected to the gender-related politics of the moment or a fundamental misunderstanding of theater? We talk it over.

Also this hour: It's time for another round of pet peeves where listeners share any nitpicky frustrations about life in Greater Houston.

And we recap the moves the Texans made during the NFL Draft.


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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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