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I was today-years-old when I learned… (June 22, 2023)

On Thursday’s show: We discuss a recently changed loophole in Texas law, we consider what information we’ve come to a little later than most, and we learn about the world of cephalopods.



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On Thursday’s show: We talk with Houston Chronicle reporter Eric Dexheimer about the ‘dead suspect loophole’ in Texas law and how the Legislature recently changed it.

Also this hour: Author/essayist David Gessner shares his adventures around the U.S. that inspired him to write about the future of our climate.

Then, we consider what bits of information or common wisdom some Houstonians may have been slow to pick up on about our sprawling region. What unexpected info did you learn when you were “today-years-old?”

And we learn about cephalopods from a local expert at Moody Gardens!


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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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