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Full Show: Conditions For Detained Immigrant Children, Permeable Pavement, And Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (Sept. 5, 2019)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The conditions for detained immigrant children, plans to save Wheatley High, how permeable pavement works, a visit to a local career and technical high school, and a documentary about folk singer Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.


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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: We learn about a recently filed complaint regarding conditions for immigrant children in detention centers.

And Joseph Williams, principal of Wheatley High School in Houston's Fifth Ward, talks about his plans to turn around the failing school.

Also this hour: It was a common refrain after Harvey: we flooded because we have too much pavement. But a big city needs paved roads and walkways. So what are we going to do? Some say permeable pavement is part of the solution.

Plus, we visit Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School in Pasadena to learn how some students are already working toward a specific, highly skilled career while still in high school.

And a pair of filmmakers talk about their new documentary about legendary folk troubadour Ramblin' Jack Elliott.

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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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