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The Texans’ new coach, the week in politics, and Mardi Gras returns to Galveston (Feb. 9, 2022)

We examine the Texans’ latest coaching move in light of a recent discrimination suit, we discuss the latest developments in politics, and, after being cancelled in 2021, Mardi Gras is coming back to Galveston.


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On Wednesday’s show: Lovie Smith is officially the Texans' new head coach – but what are we to make of the hiring after Brian Flores brought a discrimination lawsuit against the NFL?

Also this hour: We discuss the latest developments in politics in our weekly roundup with the help of Renee Cross of the University of Houston and Mark Jones of Rice University.

Then, Mardi Gras is coming back to Galveston after it was cancelled in 2021.

And teen dating violence can be a touchy subject – but it doesn't have to be, according to a local violence prevention educator.

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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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