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The safety of county jail facilities (Dec. 9, 2021)

On Thursday’s show: The organization of county deputies shares concerns over jail safety after an alleged sexual assault of a guard by an inmate.


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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: After the alleged sexual assault of a 60-year-old guard by an inmate at a Harris County jail facility this week, a representative from the Harris County Deputies' Organization weighs in on the safety of such faculties.

Also this hour: With a decision pending at the U.S. Supreme Court that could affect abortion access across the country, will that put an even greater burden on the foster care system and adoption agencies? A representative from the local adoption agency Adoption Advocates talks about the demand and need organizations like hers face right now.

Then, we revisit a conversation with Carmen Osbahr, the puppeteer and voice behind Rosita on Sesame Street.

And the Apollo Chamber Players take us on a Holiday Voyage with a new commission inspired by Kwanzaa, presented at two concerts next week: Friday, Dec. 17, at the MATCH and Saturday, Dec. 18 at First Congregational Church of Houston.

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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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