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The Value Of Presidential Visits After A Disaster (Feb. 26, 2021)

On Friday’s show: Pres. Joe Biden is visiting Houston today in the wake of last week’s massive power and water outages. We discuss the value of post-disaster presidential visits. Plus: Providing trauma counseling for victims of sex trafficking, and celebrating 50 years of The Rothko Chapel.



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On Friday’s Houston Matters: Pres. Joe Biden is visiting Houston today in the wake of last week's massive power and water outages. It's his first visit to the Bayou City since taking office. Are presidential visits like this useful? We discuss.

Also this hour: A new pilot program called Girls Moving Forward looks to provide trauma counseling for young women in the juvenile justice system who are sex trafficking victims.

Then, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

And a new exhibit celebrates 50 years of The Rothko Chapel.


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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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