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Rent relief deadline, police searches, and Houston’s first sit-in (Nov. 5, 2021)

On Friday’s show: The deadline to apply for rent relief is approaching, an investigation into police searches during traffic stops, Houston’s first sit-in protest and its often-complicated leader, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and an influential 1979 documentary about the Bayou City.



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On Friday’s Houston Matters: The application period for rent relief in Texas ends tomorrow. We learn what's next for renters in need.

Also, an investigation finds that police in Texas initiate a lot of vehicle searches that turn up nothing. We learn why.

Also this hour: The story of Houston's first sit-in lunch counter protest of the Civil Rights movement and Eldrewey Stearns, its often-troubled leader.

Then, we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

And we discuss the 1979 documentary Third Coast, which chronicled the rapid growth and changing face of Houston at the time. A screening of the film will be held Nov. 13 during this year’s Houston Cinema Arts Festival.


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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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