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Thursday’s Show: Rodeo Cancelled, And Balancing Safety With Privacy (March 12, 2020)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Why local officials cancelled the rodeo, balancing public safety with privacy concerns, how immigration policy changes affect performing arts, and a ballet piece set to the music of David Bowie.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: For the first time in more than 80 years, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has been shut down, amid the first potential sign of community spread of COVID-19. We discuss why the decision was made.

Also this hour: We discuss how we as a society can navigate the delicate balance between ensuring public safety while simultaneously protecting people’s privacy.

Then, we learn how changes in immigration policy have affected the local performing arts community.

And a new Houston Ballet piece is set to the music of David Bowie.

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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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