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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: School District Hearing, Political Roundup, And Quarantine Mental Health (July 22, 2020)

On Wednesday’s show: Legal challenges to student suspensions, new developments in politics, staying mentally healthy in quarantine, and what we can glean from fighting diseases of the past.


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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Attorney Christina Beeler walks us through an upcoming hearing regarding the January suspension of two Black students from the Barbers Hill Independent School District for wearing dreadlocks.

Also this hour: The latest in local, state, and national politics with Renee Cross from the University of Houston and Mark Jones from Rice University.

Plus: Dr. Eric Alan Storch from the Baylor College of Medicine joins us to talk about how we can all continue to maintain our mental health while engaging in social distancing.

And John Lienhard from the University of Houston shares how some The Engines of Our Ingenuity episodes about disease are relevant to the pandemic.


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Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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