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Thursday’s Houston Matters: City Cancels The State GOP Convention, And Examining Work Practices At Drug Rehab Facilities (July 9, 2020)

On Thursday’s show: The Texas GOP’s in-person convention is cancelled, an investigation into work practices at drug and alcohol rehab facilities, new opinions from SCOTUS, and developing walkable spaces near transit centers.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The City of Houston is cancelling the Texas Republican Party’s in-person state convention, which was scheduled to talk place here next week.

Also this hour: Across the country, drug and alcohol recovery programs claiming to help the poor and the desperate are instead conscripting them into forms of indentured servitude, requiring them to work without pay or for pennies on the dollar in exchange for their stay. We learn more about an investigation that included a Houston-area rehab facility.

Then, we talk with South Texas College of Law professor Charles “Rocky” Rhodes about new opinions shared by the Supreme Court about President Trump’s tax returns.

And we look at a local project to develop walkable spaces around transit centers and what larger effects might come from them.

 

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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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