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Tuesday’s Show: Preventing HPD Officer’s Death, And Redrawing The Tree Of Life (Dec. 17, 2019)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: HPD Chief Art Acevedo says a simple piece of legislation could’ve prevented an officer’s murder last week. We learn about the day-to-day dangers of mercury after a recent spill. We look back at a Houston researcher’s work that changed the way we see all life on earth. And we learn how local businesses are fairing during the critical holiday retail season.

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Could a Houston Police officer's murder last week have been prevented? One public official thinks so. He tells us why and how:

Also this hour: We learn about the day-to-day dangers of mercury, after police found trace amounts spilled at three separate locations:

Then, what a Houston researcher discovered that changed the way we see all life on earth:

Plus, an artisan talks about why she loves woodworking at Houston’s TX/RX Labs:

And we learn how local businesses are fairing during the critical holiday retail season:

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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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