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Bail bond reform measure fails, and electric vehicles in Houston (March 11, 2022)

On Thursday’s show: We learn why a measure that would have set a minimum down payment recquired in order to bond out of jail on certain offenses failed to pass, we discuss where the infrastructre stands for electric vehicles in Houston, and we learn about a new exhibit on the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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On Friday’s show: A measure that would have set a minimum down payment recquired in order to bond out of jail on certain offenses failed to pass the Harris County Bail Bond Board on Wednesday, despite broad support. We learn why.

Also this hour: With average gas prices at record highs, some Houstonians might be considering an electric vehicle. But a new survey from UH and Texas Southern suggests not many people in Houston are very likely to buy one. While price might be a concern, we discuss some of the other factors that might be at play, such as how common charging stations are around the city and the cost of outfitting homes for them.

Then, we mull over The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

And we learn about Notorious RBG, an exhibit about the life and legacy of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It opens today and runs through July 31 at Holocaust Museum 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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