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What’s on the ballot for Election Day, and preparing to argue before the Supreme Court (Nov. 2, 2021)

On Tuesday’s show: We learn about what’s on the ballot this Election Day, a conversation with City Council Member Amy Peck, what it’s like to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court, and commemorating loved ones…under the sea.

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On Friday’s Houston Matters: It's Election Day, and voters are settling some local offices today. Across the state, they'll decide the fate of eight state constitutional amendments. News 88.7's Andrew Schneider walks us through them.

Also this hour: City Council Member Amy Peck, who represents District A, answers your questions.

Then, we learn about HCC v. Wilson, a case stemming from Houston being argued today before the U.S. Supreme Court. And Rick Morris, a Houston attorney making arguments on one side of the case, discusses how he went about preparing for the big moment — and how he involved students from South Texas College of Law Houston in the process.

And, Dia de los Muertos continues today, celebrating family and friends who have died. We learn about Memorial Reefs International, a company that’s using people’s cremated remains to create new artificial reefs off the coast of places around the country, including Galveston.

MORE: Another Reef Restoration Project in Galveston Bay

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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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