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Mayor Turner’s New Police Reforms (April 30, 2021)

On Friday’s show: The mayor unveils a new set of police reforms, helping some students continue to learn in a virtual environment even when the pandemic is over, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and the history of Houston’s forgotten week-long festival, No-Tsu-Oh.

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Mayor Sylvester Turner on Thursday announced sweeping new Houston Police reforms that include changes to the department's body-worn camera policy, an overhaul of the Independent Police Oversight Board, and a complete ban on no-knock warrants for nonviolent offenses.

Also this hour: While having to attend classes online from home during the pandemic might have been challenging for some students, others thrived. We learn about efforts to help some students continue to learn in a virtual environment.

Then, from gift cards and bobblehead giveaways to encourage people to get vaccinated, to a rash of large animals on Houston freeways, we hash out The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

And Houston once held an enormous, weeklong festival every year on par with Mardi Gras in New Orleans. So what happened to No-Tsu-Oh?

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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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