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Complaints about new Congressional maps, & the week in politics (Oct. 6, 2021)

On Wednesday’s show: Two Houston members of Congress aren’t pleased with proposed new Texas district maps, the week in politics, navigating the new world of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and singer Thomas Csorba performs.

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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Two area members of Congress have weighed in on draft district maps in the state’s redistricting process. It’s safe to say they're not happy. News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider explains.

Also this hour: We discuss the latest news in our weekly political roundup with University of Houston political scientists Jeronimo Cortina and Brandon Rottinghaus, co-hosts of Houston Public Media’s Party Politics program. New episodes debut this week and can be heard Fridays at 10:30 p.m. on News 88.7.

Then, we talk with Dr. Laura Murillo, the president and CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, about her new book called Lead in Life, People. Passion. Persistence: Succeed in the New Era of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

And singer/songwriter Thomas Csorba performs in studio.

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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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