Houston Matters

Special Edition: Dietrich von Biedenfeld, Rozina Damani, and Dr. Susan McLellan (August 10, 2020)

Conversations about Trump’s recent executive orders, how to handle a Covid infection at home, and answering listeners’ questions.


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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 half, Ernie is joined by Dr. Dietrich von Biedenfeld, a business professor at UH Downtown, to discuss President Trump’s recent executive orders, which affect payroll taxes, unemployment and evictions.

Then, Ernie is joined by Rozina Damani, who after contracting COVID-19 and suffering through a long bout with the disease, wrote a step-by-step guide to preparing for, and mitigating, infection in a home setting.

Dr. Susan McLellan joins the second half to continue the conversation about COVID-19 and answer listeners’ questions. Dr. McLellan is on the faculty of University of Texas Medical Branch:

  • Professor, Infectious Diseases Division
  • Medical Director, Biocontainment Treatment Unit
  • Director of Biosafety for Research-related Infectious Pathogens

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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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