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Thursday’s Show: How The Pandemic Might Accelerate Urbanization, And What Cleaning Products To Use Where (April 9, 2020)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Galveston County’s response to the coronavirus, how the pandemic might affect urbanization in Texas, the rise of video streaming services amid social distancing, and why some cleaning products work better on some surfaces.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The Galveston County Health District is opening its first free COVID-19 drive-thru testing site today for people at high risk of contracting the virus. The county currently has more than 280 confirmed COVID-19 cases and five deaths. We learn more about the site and the county’s response to the virus.

Also this hour: Houston was in a decade-long period of population growth before this health pandemic – how about after? The answer might surprise you.

Plus we examining the rise of various video streaming services like Twitch amid social distancing.

And an area chemistry professor explains why some kinds of cleaning products work better on some surfaces than others.

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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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