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Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo Answers Your Questions (Nov. 17, 2020)

On Tuesday’s show: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo answers listener questions, what the George Floyd Act proposes, and reflecting on the relationship between George H.W. Bush and James Baker.

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo answers your questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and other issues facing the county.

Also this hour: The George Floyd Act is one of many proposed pieces of legislation already filed ahead of the 2021 Texas Legislative Session. What reforms does the bill propose for law enforcement?

Then, we reflect on the personal and political relationship between Former President George H.W. Bush and his former chief of staff and cabinet member James Baker. It’s the subject of a new book from Charles Denyer called Texas Titans.

And local artist Robert Hodge channels his experience with COVID-19 into a new mural and an album of music addressing the pandemic, social justice, and the death of George Floyd.

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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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