Houston Matters

Special Edition: Dr. Vivian Ho, U.S. Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, and HPM’s Lisa Shumate

Conversations about the latest news surrounding COVID-19, the partisan battle over pandemic relief, and a new radio series exploring the changing work environment.


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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. Vivian Ho with Rice University’s James A. Baker III Institute to talk about the latest news surrounding COVID-19. She co-writes a blog detailing the latest updates on the pandemic.

Then, Ernie is joined by U.S. Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX 29th District) to talk about the death of Vanessa Guillen, the Joe Biden campaign’s pick of Kamala Harris for vice president, and the partisan battle over a new stimulus package for Covid relief.

And finally, Ernie is joined by Lisa Shumate, author, coach and General Manager of Houston Public Media. They discuss Shumate’s upcoming radio series Career Frontier, which explores how we work and achieve success in a changing workplace.

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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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