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Thursday’s Show: Rent Relief, And Serving Aboard The USNS Mercy (May 7, 2020)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: A potential city rent relief program, recommendations from a nonprofit disaster relief group, serving aboard a medical relief ship, the Supreme Court streams audio of oral arguments, and challenges facing the deaf community.

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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: We learn about the potential for a rent relief program from Houston City Council.

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Also this hour: A nonprofit disaster relief group has some recommendations about how to respond to the social and economic effects of the coronavirus.

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Then two Houston Methodist doctors discuss their service aboard the medical relief ship USNS Mercy and explain how they think COVID-19 might change their field.

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Plus the U.S. Supreme Court streamed audio of oral arguments for the first time. A local law professor tells us how this might change public perceptions of the court.

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Then, the Lone Star Flight Museum commemorates the 75th anniversary of VE Day with a special flyover on Friday.

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And we learn about some of the unique challenges the deaf community is facing amid the pandemic.

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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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