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Special Edition: A COVID-19 Power Hour With U.S. Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia And Others

Officials from federal, state, and county government, as well as representatives with unemployment and small-business agencies, answer listeners’ questions related to COVID-19.


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Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about coronavirus as a public service to our listeners.

For this special “Power Hour” episode, host Ernie Manouse is joined by U.S. Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX 29th District), Texas State Senator Carol Alvarado, Harris County Public Health Executive Director Dr. Umair Shah, Harris County Public Health Medical Director Sherri Onyiego, Small Business Administration Houston Director Tim Jeffcoat, and Texas Workforce Commission Director of Unemployment Insurance LaSha Lenzy. The panel updates us on what our different levels of government are doing to combat COVID-19 and fields questions from listeners.

Houston area coronavirus hotlines:
Houston – 832.393.4220
Harris County – 832.927.7575

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Troy Schulze

Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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