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Power plays in commissioners court, the week in politics, and Cheech Marin (April 6, 2022)

On Wednesday’s show: We learn about some recent strife in Harris County Commissioners Court, we discuss the week in politics, food writers discuss their favorite places to eat in Chinatown and Katy Asia Town, and we chat with comedian Cheech Marin.


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On Wednesday’s show: Some members of Harris County Commissioners Court want to fire outgoing Elections Administrator Isabel Longoria before she’s set to step down this summer following problems with the recent primary election. And they want to strip Judge Lina Hidalgo of her emergency powers. We find out why – and discuss why these measures are unlikely to pass.

Also this hour: We discuss those stories and other news in our weekly political roundup with the help of University of Houston political scientists Beth Simas and Jeronimo Cortina.

Then, local food writers discuss their favorite places to eat in Chinatown and Katy Asian Town in this month’s installment of The Full Menu.

And the Houston Art Car Parade is Saturday, with a variety of events throughout the weekend. We revisit our conversation with comedian Cheech Marin, who was the parade’s grand marshal in 2017.

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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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