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Zika Virus Developments in Houston: Wednesday’s Show (February 3, 2016)

Health officials Tuesday confirmed three new cases of the Zika virus in Greater Houston, bringing the total of known cases in the region to seven. Meanwhile, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services, the CDC confirmed a patient there acquired the virus through sex (it’s usually spread through mosquito bites). These developments coincided with […]

Health officials Tuesday confirmed three new cases of the Zika virus in Greater Houston, bringing the total of known cases in the region to seven. Meanwhile, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services, the CDC confirmed a patient there acquired the virus through sex (it’s usually spread through mosquito bites). These developments coincided with the World Health Organization declaring the Zika virus an international emergency.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn the latest information about this virus, its spread and its symptoms.

Also this hour: Dr. Zhifeng Ren is the principal investigator at the Texas Center for Superconductivity. He’s recently received more funding from the Department of Energy to continue his work with flexible transparent electrodes and thermoelectric materials. Maggie Martin talks with him about his work and the latest advancements in the superconductivity field.

Then: Our gaggle of foodies (Katharine Shilcutt, Managing Editor at Houstonia Magazine, David Leftwich, Executive Editor of Sugar & Rice, and Eric Sandler, Food Editor at CultureMap Houston) discuss their favorite sushi in Houston in this month’s edition of The Full Menu.

Plus: Michael Hagerty talks with Gaines Baty, author of Champion of the Barrio: The Legacy of Coach Buryl Baty.

Houston Matters offers a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps.

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Craig Cohen

Craig Cohen

Executive Producer/Host, Houston Matters

Craig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekdays at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Houston Public Media, News 88.7 FM. Craig is a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism. He's spent the bulk of his career in public media, in roles ranging from programmer...

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