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Houston: Thriving amid the swamp (June 15, 2023)

On Thursday’s show: Considerations for the looming summer heat, Houston’s swampy reputation, and the legacy of Reverend Jack Yates.



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On Thursday’s show: As temperatures rise this week we talk with HPM reporters about efforts to help the city’s homeless population and what ERCOT is monitoring for our electric grid.

Also this hour: We consider Houston’s reputation as a humid, muggy, and perhaps somewhat inhospitable place with Dylan Baddour from Inside Climate News

Then, we learn about a group of conservative, Christian mothers fighting to protect their LGBTQ+ children as featured in a new documentary by Independent Lens.

And we visit The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park and learn about an important figure in Houston’s African-American history.


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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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