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Houston Matters Highlights Conversations About Campus Carry

During this fundraising week, we’re highlighting coverage of a number of important issues and developments that we’ve felt compelled to revisit time and again over the course of the last year, like pensions, the state of the oil and gas industry and efforts to mitigate traffic. Today, we review the long road area college campuses […]

Dina Padovan University of Houston Police Department Campus Carry - Laura IsenseeDuring this fundraising week, we're highlighting coverage of a number of important issues and developments that we've felt compelled to revisit time and again over the course of the last year, like pensions, the state of the oil and gas industry and efforts to mitigate traffic.

Today, we review the long road area college campuses took this year toward establishing and implementing the state's new campus carry law. We hear reactions from faculty, students, and staff, as well as administrators and law enforcement responsible for carrying out the new law.

(Above: Sgt. Dina Padovan with the University of Houston Police Department explained to new students the difference between open carry and concealed carry. Photo: Laura Isensee, Houston Public Media)

CONVERSATIONS HIGHLIGHTED IN THIS SEGMENT:
Controversial Campus Carry Law Takes Effect at Texas Colleges (Houston Matters, Aug. 1, 2016)
Campus Carry Law Takes Effect Monday, University of Houston Prepares (Houston Matters, July 29, 2016)
Would Banning Guns in Dorms Violate the New Campus Carry Law? (Houston Matters, Jan. 13, 2016)
Area Colleges Prepare for Campus Carry (Houston Matters, Oct. 23, 2015)

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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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