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Full Show: No-Knock Raids, And Unsung Civil Rights Leaders (Feb. 19, 2019)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: HPD ends the use of no-knock raids. We learn about some unsung Civil Rights activists. An art exhibit features work by adults with disabilities. And we reflect on what the film Reality Bites says about Houston, 25 years later.



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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Chief Art Acevedo says HPD will end the use of no-knock raids in most situations. That's after a botched raid left two civilians dead and five officers injured last month. We learn more.

Also this hour: During the Civil Rights movement, members of the Pentecostal denomination Church of God in Christ in Memphis largely felt their role should be not to get involved in the protests and activism of the day but to instead pray for change. But plenty COGIC members did get involved, as Dr. Jonathan Chism of UH-Downtown chronicles in his book Saints In The Struggle. He tells us more about their contributions.

Plus, we visit Celebration Company, a social entrepreneurial program for adults with disabilities.

And, 25 years ago this week, the film Reality Bites opened in theaters. It was set in Houston, and we reflect on what the movie said about our city.

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