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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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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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