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How The Power Outage Affected Hospitals Amid A Pandemic, And Grocery Stores Work To Meet Demand (Feb. 22, 2021)

On Monday’s show: We learn how last week’s freezing weather and power outages affected local hospitals fighting a pandemic, and we discuss how grocery stores are working to meet customer demand for food and bottled water.

On Monday's show: We learn how hospitals dealt with last week's power and water outages amid a global pandemic.

Also this hour: We discuss how grocery stores are dealing with the demand for food and water and learn what they'd like to see change to help them better meet customer needs in a future emergency.

Then, as we review what went wrong during last week's devastating power failures, we have to remember that this was, in many ways, a long time coming. The history of the Lone Star state's power grid offers insight into why Texas was so ill-prepared for cold-weather stress.

And we get an update on Houston sports.

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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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