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Can technology fill the void where more police officers are needed? (Dec. 15, 2021)

On Wednesday’s show: The city considers new technology that identifies where and when shots are fired and alerts police. Can it fill the void of additional law enforcement personnel the city can’t afford?

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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: City Council is poised to vote today on a contract to implement ShotSpotter – technology that identifies when and where shots are fired and alerts police. We learn how it works, discuss lingering concerns, and consider whether it can fill the void of additional law enforcement personnel the city can't afford.

Also this hour: We discuss the latest news in our weekly political roundup.

Then, delays and design flaws (such as what’s taking place with the Houston Ship Channel Bridge project) cost a lot of money for transportation projects in the region. Can we do better?

And indie folk singer-songwriter Erin Rae talks about her music and performs.

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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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