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Special Edition: Teacher and Author Jennifer Mathieu-Blessington; And Remembering John Lewis with Cherry Steinwender (July 28, 2020)

We remember the life and accomplishments of Congressman John Lewis, and a Houston high-school teacher talks about her concerns as schools get ready to re-open.


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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 Cherry Steinwender, co-executive director and co-founder of the Center for the Healing of Racism. Steinwender reflects on the life and legacy of the late congressman and civil-rights pioneer John Lewis.

Then, Ernie is joined by Bellaire High School English teacher and author Jennifer Mathieu-Blessington for a conversation about the upcoming 2020-2021 school year and the concerns parents and teachers are having about re-opening in-person teaching, as well as the challenges of remote learning.

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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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