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Teachers Move Up The Priority List For COVID-19 Vaccines (March 5, 2021)

On Friday’s show: Teachers join the priority list for vaccines, the lingering effects of school segregation, and inside the state’s failing mental health system.

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On Friday’s Houston Matters: Teachers are now joining the priority list for vaccines. We learn more. Plus: the City of Houston takes a step toward equitable access to city contracts for LGBT-owned businesses.

Also this hour: The U.S. declared segregation in schools unconstitutional in 1954, but students of color still faced those separations in HISD until 1984. We find out why and how it all affected local populations of color.

Then, a Houston Chronicle investigation reveals an underfunded and failing system for the state’s mentally ill.

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

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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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