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Hidalgo staffers hope to disqualify DA Kim Ogg from prosecuting their case (June 3, 2022)

On Friday’s show: Two staffers for Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo are asking that District Attorney Kim Ogg be disqualified from prosecuting their case, which involves a controversial COVID-19 outreach contract. We learn why. And the new Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Houston Field Office discusses his job and efforts to fight crime in the area.

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On Friday’s show: Two of Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo's aides have filed a motion to remove District Attorney Kim Ogg from their case involving a controversial COVID-19 outreach contract. We learn why.

And we discuss the $1 billion plan to expand the Houston Ship Channel.

Also this hour: Jim Smith, the new Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Houston Field Office, discusses his job and efforts to fight crime in the area.

Then, from a man throwing cake at the Mona Lisa to the potential demise of Elvis-themed weddings in Las Vegas, we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

And we learn how a challenge from another writer led Houston poet Van G. Garrett to shift gears and write a children’s book about sneakers called Kicks.

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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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