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Full Show: Bail Reform Lawsuit, The History Of Blackface, And Musician John Oates (Feb. 15, 2019)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Bail bond companies sue the county. We explore the history of blackface. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news. And John Oates pays homage to his roots.


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On Friday’s Houston Matters: Harris County's new misdemeanor bail rules are the target of a new lawsuit. A group of bail bond companies filed suit on Thursday to stop the rules from going into effect. Gabrielle Banks with the Houston Chronicle brings us the latest.

Also this hour: With recent controversies surrounding photos surfacing of public figures in blackface, we learn about the history of blackface and how it’s been used to influence thinking about African Americans.

Then, from a court ruling on a proposed high-speed rail line connecting Houston and Dallas, to a tiger being discovered in a Houston home, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

And musician John Oates of the best-selling duo Hall and Oates tells us about his new album Arkansas, in which he pays homage to his roots.

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