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Wednesday’s Show: COVID-19 Demographics, And Local Pulitzer Winners (May 6, 2020)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: The demographics of COVID-19, our weekly political roundup, conversations with two Pulitzer Prize winners, and a documentary about the origins of the jump shot in basketball.

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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: A local public health official discusses the demographics of COVID-19 and why people of color – African Americans especially – are experiencing higher rates of serious complications and death from the illness.

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Also this hour: We discuss the latest news in our weekly political roundup.

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Plus we revisit a pair of conversations with Houstonians who won Pulitzer Prizes this week. First, we hear from Rice University’s Caleb McDaniel, who won a Pulitzer Prize this week for his book Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America. It tells the story of a black woman named Henrietta Wood who was kidnapped and re-enslaved but fought for her freedom in court and won.

Then, we revisit a conversation with Houston native Ben Moser, who won a Pulitzer for his biography of Susan Sontag.

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Plus we meet local artist Black Cassidy.

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And a Houston native talks about his new documentary, Jump Shot, about the origins of basketball’s most common move.

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