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One Year Later: Reflecting On The Legacy Of George Floyd (May 25, 2021)

On Tuesday’s show: One year after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, members of his family and activists for social justice reflect on his life and legacy.

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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: One year after the death of Houston native George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, members of his family and activists for social justice reflect on his life and legacy.

Also this hour: The guilty verdicts in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for Floyd’s death was one of the rare instances of police being prosecuted and found guilty of misconduct following the death of someone they were attempting to arrest or apprehend. Does that mean we should expect more of that in the future? Some Houston social justice activists talk it over.

And Floyd’s death was just one of many flash points in our national reckoning on matters of race in recent years. In light of that, what’s the best way to talk to children about issues of race?

Plus: We learn about the impact international students have on local universities and the city’s economy.

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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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