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Special Edition: Dr. Umair Shah; and The Issue of Renaming Baytown’s Robert E. Lee High School (August 4, 2020)

We get an update on Harris County’s COVID-19 status, and we have a discussion about institutions named after Confederates.


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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. Umair Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health. Dr. Shah gives an update on the current Covid situation in Harris County.

Then, Ernie is joined by Houston lawyer and former HISD board member Jolanda Jones, and Randy Dunn, a member of Baytown United Coalition for Change. They discuss the push to rename Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District’s Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown.

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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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