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Wednesday’s Show: School Funding With Classes Cancelled, And The Impact On Hospitals (March 18, 2020)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Navigating school funding challenges amid COVID-19, what many hospitals are facing right now, our weekly political roundup, and MindTravel “silent hikes.”

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Since much of the funding Texas schools receive from the federal government is tied to standardized testing, Texas lawmakers have requested a waiver on that requirement. Houston Rep. Kevin Brady explains why the move is necessary.

Also this hour: Dr. Marc Boom, president of the Houston Methodist Hospital System, outlines what many hospitals are facing right now.

Then, we discuss the response to COVID-19 and other developments from Washington, Austin, and Greater Houston in our weekly political roundup.

And we learn about MindTravel, a program that’s part musical performance, part meditation, and part nature walk.

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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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