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How The Pandemic’s Affecting Our Children (Oct. 22, 2020)

On Thursday’s show: Addressing an increase in violent crime, how the pandemic’s affecting the social development of kids, and staging socially-distanced theatre in people’s backyards.


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On Thursday’s show: How the City of Houston is tackling an 11 percent increase in violent crime.

Also this hour: We learn how the pandemic might be affecting the social development and mental health of our children.

Then, in the latest installment of The Bigger Picture, we take a closer look at the new Netflix film The Forty-Year-Old Version, about a struggling New York playwright who suddenly decides to try her hand at a hip-hop career. We talk about the movie, and a local hip-hop and R&B artist shares the challenges he’s faced in his young musical career.

And The Drama Squad brings socially-distanced theatre to Houstonians’ backyards.

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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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