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Mental Disability in Death Penalty Cases, and a Spat in Pasadena: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the News

Mental Disability in Death Penalty Cases, and a Spat in Pasadena: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the News

GBU Panelists Group Shot - Roberts Mathew TameezA 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 our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all.

This week, our panel weighs in on: the Supreme Court ruling Texas’ standard for mental disability in capital cases is unconstitutional and obsolete; Pasadena Mayor Johnny Isbell using a term with a Councilman Cody Ray Wheeler that Wheeler saw as offensive; and the debate over whether Houston or Austin should lay claim to an official state music museum.

This week’s panel includes: 

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Michael Hagerty

Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →