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Rolling Coal On Cyclists: The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of The Week

The Houston Matters panel of non-experts weighs in on stories from the week’s news and decides if they’re good, bad, or ugly.

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A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to a rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of it all.

This week, our panel weighs in on these stories:

  • A lawsuit taking a restaurant to task for allegedly overserving a drunk driver and the car maker for an imperfect "autopilot" mode — but not the would-be driver himself
  • A teenage driver trying to "roll coal" on a group of cyclists, slamming into them in the process, sending some to the hospital – and police letting him leave the scene without arrest

Our panel of non-experts this week includes:

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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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