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Houston Reacts To The Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict (April 21, 2021)

On Wednesday’s show: Leaders, activists, and listeners weigh in on the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted on all three charges he faced in the death of Houston native George Floyd.


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We devote most of Wednesday’s Houston Matters to reaction to the Derek Chauvin verdict from local leaders, activists, and you. You can join the conversation with a call, email, or tweet. Throughout the hour, we hear from local Congressional leaders Sheila Jackson Lee and Al Green, along with Black Lives Matter activist Ashton P. Woods and Meredith Duncan, a criminal law expert from the UH Law Center.

Plus: We discuss what other local, state, and national politicians had to say about the verdict and all the latest news in our weekly political roundup.

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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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