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Special Edition: COVID-19, How To Talk To Kids About Racism, Reflection on George Floyd March (June 4, 2020)

An epidemiologist shares updates on COVID-19; a psychologist discusses how to talk to kids about racism; and a Houstonian recalls a moment of unity between protesters and police.

Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community.

In this episode, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Dr. Catherine Troisi, infectious-disease epidemiologist at UTHealth School of Public Health, to talk about the latest news regarding COVID-19.


Houstonian Chelsea Kosmin, who participated in Tuesday's George Floyd March, shares her story about witnessing an exchange between protesters and police, which resulted in both groups kneeling in solidarity. The moment took place in front of True Anomaly Brewing Company, which posted the experience on Instagram.

Then, Dr. Andrea Taylor, Adult Psychologist with UT Physicians and Assistant Professor with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, discusses how to start – and continue – a conversation about racism with children, and she answers listeners' questions.

This segment contains brief use of an offensive word.

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While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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