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Lucio execution on hold, and a Holocaust survivor’s story (April 26, 2022)

On Tuesday’s show: The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a stay of execution to Melissa Lucio, who was set to be executed later this week. Also, we get an update on several recent technology stories. And Ruth Steinfeld shares her story of surviving a concentration camp and starting a new life in Houston.

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On Tuesday’s: The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a stay of execution to Melissa Lucio, who was set to be executed later this week. The court ordered the 138th Judicial District Court of Cameron Country to reconsider Lucio’s case in light of new evidence on the death of her daughter. She was set to be the first Latina in Texas executed by lethal injection on Wednesday.

Also this hour: Netflix wants to crack down on shared logins, CNN+ was shut down, and the streaming service landscape is very much in flux. What it means for you, and we get answers to your consumer technology questions from columnist Dwight Silverman.

And, Thursday is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel. Houston resident Ruth Steinfeld shares her story of surviving the Holocaust as a child in Germany. Both of her parents died at Auschwitz, but she and her sister survived in hiding in France. Last October, Steinfeld was awarded the Legion of Honor, France's highest honor.

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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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