Houston Matters

Opinions about life in Houston (May 16, 2023)

On Tuesday’s show: We dig into the latest results from the long-running Houston Area Survey. And we discuss where Texas stands on marijuana laws.



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On Tuesday’s show: You'd think gun rights and abortion would be two wedge issues that divide Houstonians. However, the latest Houston Area Survey from the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University suggests there's a meeting of most minds on some aspects of both. We dig into the latest findings of this long-running survey of attitudes and beliefs in our region.

Also this hour: We discuss where Texas stands on marijuana laws.

And we find out what it’s like digging through the secret archives of one of your literary heroes as we revisit a 2019 conversation with Houston native Ben Moser, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography of Susan Sontag.


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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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