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Bringing Black stories to the forefront of American history (Aug. 19, 2022)

On Friday’s show: Storms are bringing some much-needed rain to the region. We get the latest from Space City Weather. And we talk with journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of The 1619 Project, which aims to bring the stories and contributions of enslaved Africans to the forefront of American history.


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On Friday’s show: A storm front is bringing some much-needed rain to our region. We discuss the climate outlook for August with Eric Berger of Space City Weather.

Also this hour: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones discusses The 1619 Project, which aims to bring the stories and contributions of enslaved Black people to the forefront of American history. She’s edited a collection of essays, stories, and poetry by the same name. And she’s speaking at an event with the Progressive Forum on Aug. 24.

Then, as students around the area go back to school, we discuss some education-related topics in the The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

And Houston author Derryl Bohanna talks about his series of children's books aimed at teaching kids — especially children of color — about financial literacy. We hear an excerpt from an hour-long conversation from this week’s edition of I See U with Eddie Robinson.

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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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