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Congressman Al Green Answers Your Questions (Dec. 22, 2020)

On Tuesday’s show: Rep. Green answers listener questions about issues facing Greater Houston, and John Holiday, finalist on The Voice, talks about his singing career.

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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: HISD recently revised its sick leave policy informing principals that unless contact tracing shows a staff member is exposed to COVID-19 on campus, educators and school staff have to quarantine at home using their personal leave. But could the district be backtracking on that? News 88.7's education reporter Laura Isensee has details.

And a federal judge in Houston Tuesday is hearing arguments over the DACA program. The hearing stems from a 2018 lawsuit brought by Texas and eight other states arguing the program creates irreparable harm for them in the form of health care, education, and law enforcement costs. Both sides want U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen to issue a summary judgement instead of ordering a full hearing. News 88.7's immigration reporter Elizabeth Trovall brings us an update.

Also this hour: Houston Rep. Al Green answers your questions about issues facing Greater Houston and matters before Congress. Submit your question now to talk@houstonmatters.org.

Then, area psychologist Dr. Daniel Garcia of The MendCenter discusses how to maintain good mental health amid a holiday season coupled with a global pandemic.

And we talk with John Holiday, a Rosenberg native who was a finalist in the most recent season of The Voice.

MORE: John Holiday performs in 2015 at Houston Public Media:

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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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