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The week in politics, and actor Brent Spiner (Nov. 17, 2021)

Local experts discuss the week in politics, and actor Brent Spiner talks about his career, Star Trek, and his new book.



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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We discuss Beto O’Rourke's gubernatorial candidacy and other developments in politics with analysts Jeronimo Cortina and Renee Cross from the University of Houston.

Also this hour: Michael Hagerty talks with Star Trek's Data himself — actor and Houston native Brent Spiner — about his new book called Fan Fiction.

And Houstonians talk about some of the interesting things they collect.

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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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