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Thursday’s Show: State Taking Over Houston’s Harvey Relief Program, And A Blueprint For Going Back To School (May 14, 2020)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The state takeover of the city’s Harvey homeowner relief program, a blueprint for going back to school, and women shortlisted for the Supreme Court over the years.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The state is taking over the City of Houston's Homeowners Assistance Program for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We learn what this means for those whose homes were damaged by the 2017 storm.

Plus we learn about new contact tracing efforts about to launch in Harris County.

Also this hour: When could schools reopen and students and educators return to some semblance of normal? And what would that new normal be like? A new report called A Blueprint for Back to School offers some guidance for educators.

And we learn about some of the women considered for the Supreme Court over the decades who, despite having accomplished legal careers, were ultimately not appointed and were often used to create the appearance of diversity. Renee Knake Jefferson from the UH Law Center discusses the book she co-authored, Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court.

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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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