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Firefighters Union Proposes A New Way Forward In Contract Dispute (June 3, 2021)

On Thursday’s show: Firefighters push for an amendment to their charter, how a new flood warning system might help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and stories of immigrants from India, Pakistan, and China.


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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The Houston firefighters union is proposing a new way to renew their contract with the city. We hear more from their president.

Also this hour: We learn about a new flood-alert system and how it might actually help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Then: How many South Asian immigrants ended up in Houston. Dr. Uzma Quraishi of Sam Houston State University discusses her book Redefining the Immigrant South: Indian and Pakistani Immigration to Houston during the Cold War.

And a Chinese-American family's search for answers about their heritage leads somewhere unexpected in a new documentary called Far East Deep South. The film screens June 5 during the annual Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival, which begins today and runs through June 13.

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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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