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Wednesday’s Show: Outbreaks At Nursing Homes, Constitutional Rights Amid A Crisis, And Nora Dunn (April 8, 2020)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Dealing with coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes, how we balance Constitutional rights with the special circumstances of a global pandemic, our weekly political roundup, and SNL alum Nora Dunn.

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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: More than 30 residents and staff at the LaPorte Healthcare Center, an assisted living facility, have tested positive for the coronavirus. With that news and other stories of outbreaks at nursing homes, we discuss the challenges of limiting further spread in such facilities.

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Also this hour: How does a crisis of this magnitude change how we look at constitutional rights? We talk it over with Charles "Rocky" Rhodes, a professor at South Texas College of Law Houston.

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Plus we break down the latest news in our weekly political roundup.

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And actor Nora Dunn talks about her tenure on Saturday Night Live and her role in the new movie The Lost Husband. It’s based on the book by Houston writer Katherine Center and directed by Houstonian Vicky Wight.

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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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