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Special Edition: Dr. Vivian Ho, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, and Dr. Dietrich von Biedenfeld (July 10, 2020)

Conversations about the latest news surrounding COVID-19, Houston’s current COVID situation, and the current state of the economy.

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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.

Then, Ernie is joined by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to discuss the COVID situation in Houston and the need for mitigation efforts to slow the current surge of infections. Mayor Turner also addresses rent assistance, as well as his recent decision to cancel the Texas Republican Convention that was scheduled to be held at downtown Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center beginning on July 16.

Then, Dr. Dietrich von Biedenfeld, a business professor at UH Downtown, joins Ernie for a conversation about the current state of the economy.

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Troy Schulze

Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

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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