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Public Integrity Unit and Astros GM: Tuesday’s Show (March 31, 2015)

There’s a new measure that would change what agency fights public corruption in Texas government. Right now, the Public Integrity Unit investigates public corruption and is managed by the Travis County District Attorney’s Office. But Senate Bill 10 would move it under the Texas Attorney General’s Office. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss […]

There's a new measure that would change what agency fights public corruption in Texas government. Right now, the Public Integrity Unit investigates public corruption and is managed by the Travis County District Attorney's Office. But Senate Bill 10 would move it under the Texas Attorney General's Office.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss what effect such a change would have on how public corruption is investigated and prosecuted in Texas.

Then: Opening Day is just around the corner. The Astros host their regular season opener Monday night against the Cleveland Indians. With another long, Major League campaign upon us, we check in with Astros' general manager Jeff Luhnow on the long and short-term development of the team on the field.

Plus: the Astros' team physician and chief of sports medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital, Dr. David Lintner, tells us how to keep that young, future Major Leaguer of yours from hurting their arm on the mound. We learn more about the MLB’s Pitch Smart program.

And Maggie Martin introduces us to some World War II aircraft and the veterans who flew them.

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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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