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Chronicling a crisis in American democracy (June 16, 2022)

On Thursday’s show: New York Times correspondent Jonathan Martin discusses his book, This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future. And we visit Juneteenth historical sites in Galveston.

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On Thursday’s show: The U.S. House passed a bill that would provide $1.5 billion to states for wildlife conservation, including $50 million for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. We learn how it might affect Greater Houston.

Also: The U.S. Supreme Court sided with El Paso's Tigua tribe in their decades-long fight with the state over gambling.

Also this hour: New York Times correspondent Jonathan Martin talks about the book he co-authored with Alexander Burns called This Will Not Pass. It chronicles an 18-month period of crisis in American democracy from the coronavirus pandemic, to the contested 2020 presidential election, to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, to the challenges of President Biden's first year in office.

And we take a tour of Juneteenth historical sites in Galveston.

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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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