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Monday’s Houston Matters: The Role Of Violence In Political Change (June 8, 2020)

On Monday’s show: Examining the role violence and riots have played in political change throughout history, an uptick in COVID-19 cases at some area hospitals, and the NBA’s plan to return to action.

On Monday’s Houston Matters: The body of George Floyd arrived in Houston over the weekend ahead of memorial services planned here this week. As protests continued around the country and the world over the weekend, we examine the role violence and riots have played in the Civil Rights Movement and political change throughout history.

Also this hour: We learn what’s behind an increase in COVID-19 cases in the area.

And we discuss the NBA’s plan to return and learn what it could mean for the Houston Rockets.

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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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