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Friday’s Houston Matters: Services Honoring Vanessa Guillen This Weekend, And Navigating The Changing Career Frontier (Aug. 14, 2020)

On Friday’s show: Events honoring Vanessa Guillen this weekend, how the funeral industry is helping people in the pandemic, previewing a new series about the changing work and career landscape, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.


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On Friday’s Houston Matters: We preview events honoring Vanessa Guillen this weekend in Houston. A public memorial service will be held today from noon to 8 p.m. at Chavez High School. And a private funeral for the slain Army specialist will be held Saturday at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home.

Also this hour: We learn how the funeral industry is helping people in the time of COVID-19.

Then, we preview Career Frontier, a new limited series from Houston Public Media addressing the changing work landscape in the age of COVID-19. The series airs Aug. 17-21 at 3 p.m. on News 88.7.

And we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

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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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