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Friday’s Show: Halliburton Layoffs, And Lasting Changes From The Pandemic (May 8, 2020)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Halliburton layoffs, the nation’s meat supply, lasting changes from the pandemic, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the news, and connecting a mother with her newborn while quarantined.

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Halliburton plans to lay off 1,000 workers. It’s the latest blow to Houston’s floundering oil and gas industry.

And we discuss how the pandemic is affecting the nation’s supply of meat.

Also this hour: A social psychologist mulls over what changes to our lives from the pandemic might be permanent.

Then, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

We revisit a conversation with Susan Choi, who attended HSPVA, about her book, Trust Exercise, which won her the National Book Award. It’s out now in paperback.

And we learn how music therapists at Houston Methodist helped a mother connect with her newborn while she was in quarantine.

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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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