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Friday’s Houston Matters: Efforts To Establish Juneteenth As A National Holiday (June 19, 2020)

On Friday’s show: Efforts to make Juneteenth a national holiday, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, and bringing live music to audiences.

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Lawmakers and activists are pushing the make Juneteenth a national holiday. We learn more from Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.

Then we discuss the history of the holiday, celebrating the day slaves in Texas learned of their emancipation.

Also this hour: From Gov. Greg Abbott blaming 20-somethings for the surge in COVID-19 cases, to Houston topping the list of cities where postal workers are most likely to be bitten by dogs, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

And ROCO finds a creative way to bring musical performances to audiences.

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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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