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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: The Battle Over Back-To-School Plans, And Video Games Filling The Social Void (July 29, 2020)

On Wednesday’s show: The back-and-forth over back-to-school plans, our weekly political roundup, how video games are filling the void of social interaction these days, and tracking down all the players from a pack of baseball cards from the 1980s.

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We get an update on the back-and-forth between state and local officials over back-to-school plans from News 88.7’s politics and government reporter Andrew Schneider.

Also this hour: We discuss the latest news in our weekly political roundup.

Plus, we examine how people are turning to playing video games for social connection these days.

And writer Brad Balukjian tracks down all the players from a pack of baseball cards from the 1980s for his book The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball’s Afterlife, a journey that brought him to Houston.

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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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