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The response to gun violence, and the Muslim experience in Houston (May 26, 2022)

On Thursday’s show: Homicides involving a gun have been on the rise in Harris County since 2018. In the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, we discuss how we should respond. And a new survey reveals what life is like here for Muslims.


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On Thursday’s show: Since 2018, homicides involving a gun have been on the rise here, according to Harris County's Institute for Forensic Science. In the wake of the horrifying school shooting in Uvalde, and ahead of this weekend's NRA national meeting in Houston, we discuss the implications of gun violence in the area and what to do about it with Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. We also discuss how gun laws in Texas haven't changed since a similar tragedy at Santa Fe High School.

Also this hour: A new survey reveals what Houston area Muslims say life is like for them in the Bayou City.

And, in this month’s installment of The Bigger Picture, we explore what the new "folk horror" film Men may be trying to say about masculinity.

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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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