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Attitudes about marijuana laws, and previewing the Astros first playoff series (Oct. 10, 2022)

On Monday’s show: We discuss changes attitudes about marijuana laws in the wake of Pres. Biden’s recent pardons of those convicted for simple possession of the drug. Then, we discuss what can be done to improve safety for cyclists around town. And we preview the Astros’ playoff series against the Seattle Mariners, which begins Tuesday.

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On Monday’s show: Last week, President Biden issued pardons for thousands of people convicted under federal law for marijuana possession. The move will clear the records of those convicted since simple possession of the drug since became illegal in the 1970s. We learn more about who the pardons apply to and discuss changing attitudes about marijuana laws in Houston and the rest of the state.

Also this hour: Between 2017 and September of this year, more than 100 cyclists have been killed on Harris County roads, including 11 this year. That’s according to the Houston Chronicle’s recent analysis of TxDOT data. And the numbers have trended upward since 2018. What can be done to improve safety for people riding their bikes around the region?

Then, we learn what’s taking place during Fotofest, the biennial celebration of photography and visual art.

And we preview the Astros’ playoff series against the Seattle Mariners, which begins Tuesday.

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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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