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What the end of Title 42 could mean for Houston (May 11, 2023)

On Thursday’s show: We consider the state of Houston’s immigration services, we learn about a controversial case involving a Texas Ranger, and the Apollo Chamber Players celebrate their 15th year by going back to the beginning.



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On Thursday’s show: Daniel Perry was sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing Garret Foster during a protest against police violence and racial injustice in Austin in 2020. We discuss the politically charged case with the Texas Tribune’s Jolie McCullough.

Also this hour: As the Title 42 immigration policy comes to an end, we consider whether Houston is prepared for a possible influx of migrants with FIEL Houston, Catholic Charities, and immigration lawyer Gordon Quan.

Then, we talk with The Marshall Project journalist Maurice Chammah, the reporter and host behind the investigative podcast series called Smoke Screen: Just Say You're Sorry. The series examines the tactics a famed Texas Ranger used to get a man to confess to a murder he now says he didn’t commit.

And we learn about the final concert of the 15th anniversary season of Apollo Chamber Players.

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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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