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BBC Series Comes To Houston For Political Debate

Jonny Dymond and Charlie Taylor of the radio series World Questions talk about the political conversation they’re having in Houston Nov. 6.


The BBC radio program World Questions is taping a show in Houston Nov. 6.


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In the BBC series World Questions, major cities around the world play host to a debate between political leaders in front of a live audience providing questions.

This week, Houston will be one of those cities, with a panel consisting of Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Rep. Randy Weber, Rep. Joaquin Casto, and State Sen. Joan Huffman with moderator and host Jonny Dymond.

BBC host Jonny Dymond.

They will gather before an audience at the Hobby Center on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 6-9 p.m. to discuss topics that are at the forefront of Houstonians' minds. Tickets for the event are free online.

In the audio above, Houston Matters host Craig Cohen sits down with Dymond and show producer Charlie Taylor to talk about why they wanted to come to Houston, what kinds of discussions they've heard in other cities, and to get a British perspective on American politics.

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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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