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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Releasing Body Camera Video, And Stopping Summer Brain Drain (May 27, 2020)

On Wednesday’s show: Calls to release video of recent fatal police shootings, our weekly political roundup, fighting summer brain drain, the effects of spaceflight on the body.

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Community activists are asking for the release of body camera footage from a recent fatal shooting involving an HPD officer, the sixth such incident in the last month. A local civil rights attorney explains why he wants such footage released.

And we learn how Houston has one of the fastest rates of growth of cities nationwide in solar energy capacity.

Also this hour: We break down the latest news in our weekly political roundup.

Then, we discuss how parents can fight summer brain drain, a challenge that might be even more difficult this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

And, with a new pair of NASA astronauts scheduled to head to the International Space Station this afternoon in an historic space launch, Dr. Patrick McCulloch from Houston Methodist tells us about the effects of spaceflight on the human body. He works to prepare astronauts for spaceflight.

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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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