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SCOTUS on affirmative action, and UH-Downtown President Loren Blanchard (Nov. 1, 2022)

On Tuesday’s show: The Supreme Court is considering affirmative action, we hear from incumbent County Judge Lina Hidalgo, we’ll meet the President of UH-Downtown, and we learn about music in “just intonation.”



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On Tuesday’s show: The Supreme Court is hearing arguments on affirmative action as part of college admissions–we’ll discuss what the possible outcomes could be with Charles ‘Rocky’ Rhodes from South Texas College of Law Houston.

Also this hour: We continue our series of interviews with candidates in some of the key races around Texas and Greater Houston that are on the ballot on Election Day. Today we talk with Lina Hidalgo, the incumbent candidate for Harris County Judge.

Then, the President of the University of Houston-Downtown, Loren Blanchard, joins us to talk about his efforts to improve student retention rates.

And we learn about music in just intonation from composer and pianist Michael Harrison, who will perform at the Menil Collection this weekend.


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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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