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The Murder Trial Of Derek Chauvin, And Families Sue Center Point Over Winter Freeze Deaths (March 30, 2021)

On Tuesday’s show: A closer look at three legal proceedings affecting Houston, a conversation with City Councilman David Robinson, how Texas law enforcement agencies use hypnosis in investigations, and artist Jennifer May Reiland discusses her new exhibit.

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Three legal proceedings are underway that have implications for Houston. We take a closer look at the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, we learn more about a lawsuit filed against Center Point Energy over deaths during the February freeze, and we get the latest on more women filing lawsuits against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Also this hour: Houston City Councilman David Robinson answers your questions about issues facing the city. Submit yours now to talk@houstonmatters.org.

Then, earlier this month, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced it no longer uses the controversial practice of hypnosis to investigate crimes. This comes after 40 years of doing so — and less than a year after investigative reporting shed light on the practice in Texas. The reporters behind that investigation for The Dallas Morning News tells us how widespread the practice is in the state and about concerns regarding its use.

And artist Jennifer May Reiland discusses Carnage, her exhibit of work at Lawndale Art Center on display through May 1.

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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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