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The Story Of Houston’s Murder-Solving ‘Chicano Squad’ (Jan. 19, 2021)

On Tuesday’s show: A new podcast tells the true story of an all-Latino homicide squad in Houston in the late 1970s that was asked to solve some of the city’s most violent crimes.

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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: The City of Houston's COVID-19 vaccine mega center opened this past weekend in an attempt to get more people vaccinated. We find out how it went.

Also this hour: Houston City Councilmember Abbie Kamin, who represents District C, answers your questions.

Then, a new podcast called Chicano Squad tells the true story of an all-Latino homicide squad in Houston that began in the late 1970s that — with little training — was asked to solve some of the city’s most violent crimes. Host Cristela Alonzo tells us more.

And this weekend the Houston Symphony will perform a livestream concert of music from Wild Symphony, a children’s book by Dan Brown, best-selling author of The Da Vinci Code. The picture book combines animals and musical instruments and includes original music children can listen to on an app. The music was orchestrated by Houston composer Karl Blench. MORE: Wild Symphony Spotify Playlist

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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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