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Special Edition: Sonny Messiah-Jiles and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo (June 12, 2020)

A discussion about addressing racial disparity, and an update on COVID-19 in Harris County.


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Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community.

In the first segment, Host Ernie Manouse is joined by Sonny Messiah-Jiles, CEO and Publisher of the Defender Media Group. They discuss the momentum for changes in racial disparity in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Messiah-Jiles also fields questions and comments from listeners.

Then, Ernie is joined by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, who gives an update on the county’s current COVID-19 situation and addresses calls for criminal justice reform.

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Troy Schulze

Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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