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Special Edition: Dr. Vivian Ho and Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis (June 8, 2020)

An update on the latest news surrounding COVID-19 and a conversation about criminal justice reform.

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

In the first segment, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Dr. Vivian Ho with Rice University's James A. Baker III Institute to talk about the latest news surrounding COVID-19. She co-writes a blog detailing the latest updates on the pandemic. Dr. Ho is:

  • James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics
  • Professor of economics
  • Professor of medicine/health services research, Baylor College of Medicine

Then, Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis (precinct 1) joins Ernie to discuss the George Floyd case and Ellis’ proposed reforms to the Harris County criminal justice system. Ellis also fields questions and comments from listeners.

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Troy Schulze

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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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