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Banning Texas youth from social media: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the week

The Houston Matters panel of non-experts weighs in on stories from the week’s news and decides if they’re good, bad, or ugly.



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A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to a rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of it all.

This week, our panel weighs in on these stories:

  • Carlos Correa cashes in with a massive contract with the San Francisco Giants as Major League Baseball teams continue to spend, spend, spend
  • A bill filed for the upcoming state legislative session that, if passed, would ban any Texan under 18 from creating a profile on any social media platform

Our panel of non-experts this week includes:

  • Vivian Ho, health economist at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine
  • Charles Kuffner, who writes the political blog Off the Kuff
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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