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Thursday’s Show: Alternatives To Asylum, And Houston At The Grammys (Jan. 30, 2020)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Alternatives to asylum, the history of African Americans in space, Houston’s showing at the Grammys, and the band Mattiel performs in studio.



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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Since the Trump administration has tightened the rules for granting asylum, we learn what other legal alternatives immigration attorneys are turning to.

Also this hour: The Smithsonian Channel is premiering a new documentary Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier, which chronicles efforts to get the first African American in space.

Then, we reflect on Houston’s great showing at last weekend’s Grammy Awards.

And the Atlanta rock band Mattiel performs in studio for our series Skyline Sessions.


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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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