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Full Show: Healthcare Layoffs, And Composer Hans Zimmer (July 14, 2017)

Houston Matters digs deeper into the spate of recent healthcare sector layoffs, NASA tests the splashdown procedure for its Orion space capsule off the coast of Galveston, and we talk with film composer Hans Zimmer.

Over the past year, Houston’s major healthcare institutions have seen a number of changes in personnel. The CEOs of MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Hermann Health System, and St. Luke’s Health System have all left their posts during that time, and all three organizations have had a number of layoffs of other staff as well.

What is going on in the healthcare landscape of Houston, and what can we expect in the future? On today’s Houston Matters, we talk with Dr. Vivian Ho from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Also this hour: NASA tests the splashdown procedure for its Orion space capsule off the coast of Galveston. Our panel of non-experts parses The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. And we talk with film composer Hans Zimmer prior to his performance in Houston.

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