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Bail reform update, accessibility at the rodeo, and how the world depends on Russia (March 4, 2022)

On Friday’s show: An update on bail reform, accessibility for the disabled at the rodeo, and how the world depends on Vladimir Putin economically.

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On Friday’s show: Harris County has been pursuing bail reform efforts for some time now. How's it going? News 88.7's Andrew Schneider joins us with an update. And the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is responding to some ADA compliance concerns. News 88.7's Lucio Vasquez has the latest for us.

Also this hour: Houston Chronicle columnist Chris Tomlinson discusses the ways the world depends on Vladimir Putin economically in one way or another and how that’s a factor now that the Russian leader has invaded Ukraine.

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

And the contemporary music ensemble Musiqa is collaborating with Stages Theater on the premiere of a chamber opera by Laura Schwendinger called Cabaret of Shadows on stage March 5 and 6 at the MATCH.

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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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