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Tuesday’s Houston Matters: An Historic Space Launch, And City Councilman Edward Pollard (May 26, 2020)

On Tuesday’s show: Houston Methodist CEO Marc Boom, City Councilman Edward Pollard, a new era of American spaceflight, and engineering an open-source ventilator for COVID-19 patients.

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We get an update on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting area hospitals from Dr. Marc Boom, the president of Houston Methodist.

Also this hour: City Councilman Edward Pollard answers your questions.

Plus, we preview a new era of American spaceflight, which is scheduled to begin Tuesday with the SpaceX launch of NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. It’s the first time in almost a decade that American astronauts have gone to space onboard an American rocket.

And University of Houston professor Andrew Renshaw helps design a new open-source ventilator for COVID-19 patients.

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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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