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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Calls To Disband HISD’s Police Force, And A Drive-In Movie Revival (June 10, 2020)

On Wednesday’s show: Calls for HISD to disband its police force, our weekly political roundup, navigating a sea of misinformation during major news events, and a revival for drive-in theaters amid social distancing.

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: A coalition of social justice groups is urging HISD to disband its school police force. Instead, they argue that money should be used to put more mental health counselors and social workers in schools.

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

Then, we discuss how to best navigate a vast sea of misinformation – especially on social media – during major breaking news events, such as the recent protests over police brutality and the coronavirus pandemic.

And drive-in movies are having a bit of a revival in the world of social distancing.

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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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