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Friday’s Show: City Council District B Controversy, And Singer Allison Moorer (Nov. 22, 2019)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Questions about a candidate in the runoff for City Council District B, we discuss the movie Harriet, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, and musician Allison Moorer talks about her new memoir and accompanying album.

On Friday’s Houston Matters: In the runoff to fill the Houston City Council District B seat, questions remain about whether one of the candidates — who has a felony conviction — is eligible. News 88.7’s Jen Rice explains what’s going on and why the runoff for that race is being delayed:

Also this hour: In this month’s edition of The Bigger Picture, Joshua Zinn discusses the movie Harriet, about escaped slave turned Underground Railroad hero and abolitionist Harriet Tubman. He also learns more about another underground railroad that led escaped slaves south through Texas to freedom in Mexico:

Then, from a movie executive suggesting Julia Roberts portray Tubman on film, to the Astros sign-stealing scandal, we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news:

And musician Allison Moorer talks about her new memoir and accompanying album, both titled Blood, which deal with some of the tragic circumstances of her upbringing. She performs in Houston tonight at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck:

 

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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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