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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Marchers Flood Houston Protesting The Death Of George Floyd, And An Update On Tropical Storm Cristobal (June 3, 2020)

On Wednesday’s show: Reflecting on Tuesday’s march for George Floyd, an update on Tropical Storm Cristobal, how local and national leaders have responded to recent protests, and a documentary about the world of competitive spelling.

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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We reflect on Tuesday’s march in downtown Houston in response to the death of George Floyd, and State Rep. Garnet Coleman talks about what specific laws he’d like to see passed in the Texas Legislature addressing police brutality.

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And we get the latest on Tropical Storm Cristobal in the Gulf of Mexico, which is expected to move toward the U.S. Gulf Coast late this weekend.

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Also this hour: In our weekly political roundup, we discuss how local, state, and national leaders have responded to recent protests over police violence against African Americans.

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And the documentary Spelling the Dream follows four students who’ve competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, including Shourav Dasari, a former champion of the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee.

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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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