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Gun rights for those under indictment, the week in politics, and Debbie Allen (Sept. 21, 2022)

On Wednesday’s show: We examine a court ruling regarding the Second Amendment rights of those under felony indictment. Then, we discuss the latest developments in politics. And Houston native Debbie Allen reflects on her career and how Houston fostered her artistic sensibilities.

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On Wednesday’s show: In a ruling this week, a Texas federal judge said Second Amendment rights extend to people under felony indictment, citing a recent Supreme Court ruling striking down New York's concealed carry law. Charles “Rocky” Rhodes of South Texas School of Law Houston breaks down the ruling.

Also this hour: We discuss the latest developments in politics in our weekly roundup.

Then, after the Houston Oilers left town, the Harris County Houston Sports Authority began — 25 years ago this month, in fact — with the mission to make sure that would never happen to Houston fans again. We learn how the organization accomplished that goal, how it has changed in the years since, and the role it plays in attracting major events like the NCAA Final Four this spring and FIFA World Cup matches in 2026.

And the new film A Jazzman’s Blues, written and directed by Tyler Perry, debuts on Netflix Sept. 23. The film features choreography by Houston native Debbie Allen. We revisit our 2021 conversation with her about her career and how Houston fostered her artistic sensibilities.

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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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