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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Supreme Court Upholds DACA, And The Intersection Of Food And Politics (June 18, 2020)

On Thursday’s show: The U.S. Supreme Court upholds DACA. Plus, with Quaker Oats retiring the Aunt Jemima brand, we discuss the intersection of politics and food. Plus we get an update on recent stories in the immigration and education beats.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the DACA program in a 5-4 vote. We learn more about the ruling and what it means from Charles “Rocky” Rhodes from South Texas College of Law Houston.

Also this hour: Quaker Oats announced it’s retiring the Aunt Jemima brand and logo, acknowledging its origins are rooted in a racial stereotype. Thousands signed a petition asking H-E-B to require customers to wear face masks. Such intersections between politics, culture, and food are nothing new. There have also been charges of cultural appropriation in the restaurant and food truck industries. We discuss the intersection of politics and food.

Plus News 88’7s Elizabeth Trovall updates us on some recent stories from the immigration beat.

And News 88.7’s Laura Isensee brings us up to speed on several education stories.

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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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