What is Brady Material? Here's a Simplified Definition

It seems that Brady material is an ongoing problem with the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

I offer this on behalf of Jordan Lewis in our office.  His simplified definition of Brady material is something like this -

If a prosecutor learns something about a case and his/her first reaction is, I hope the defense lawyer doesn't find out about this, then it is probably Brady material.

This is to all of the young prosecutors out there, if there is any question about whether something is Brady material or not, turn it over.  As a matter of fact, if you are trying to convict someone and take away his/her freedom, don't you think it is fair to give the defense everything you have - especially the information that tends to show he/she didn't do it?