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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Life Inside The Harris County Jail In A Pandemic, And Seeking The Shelter Of Bankruptcy (June 11, 2020)

On Thursday’s show: Protesters rally for police reform at Houston City Council, Texas companies seek the shelter of bankruptcy, first-person accounts of life inside the Harris County Jail in a pandemic, and the new reality at the MFAH.

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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Protesters rallied outside the Houston City Council meeting Wednesday demanding police reform. News 88.7’s Jen Rice recaps what took place and what measures council members are considering.

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Also this hour: Several hundred Texas companies have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection since the beginning of the year. Of course, this doesn't mean that these companies are going away – some hope to reorganize under bankruptcy protection and stabilize themselves in the months and years to come. We recap how bankruptcy works and how companies can re-emerge from it.

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Then, many jails across the state and nation have become some of the most dense hot spots for COVID-19. We hear some extended accounts from inmates inside the Harris County Jail about their experience in a special report from News 88.7.

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Plus, Houstonian Casey Henry explains how her love of reading began as a kid with her grandmother’s romance novels.

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And Gary Tinterow of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston talks about how the museum is adapting to life amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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