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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Answers Your Questions (April 6, 2021)

On Tuesday’s show: What’s behind a recent increase in COVID-19 cases in some parts of the country, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee answers your questions, and we discuss ways Houston has changed the national sports landscape over the years.


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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Some parts of the country are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations as of late. But are we seeing that here? Is it a fourth wave prompted by letting our guard down — or the last gasp of a pandemic on the decline?

Also this hour: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee answers your questions. You can submit yours now to talk@houstonmatters.org.

Then, from the Astrodome to integration, we discuss ways Houston has changed the national sports landscape over the years with Frank Andre Guridy, author of The Sports Revolution: How Texas Changed the Culture of American Athletics, and Demetrius Pearson from the University of Houston’s Department of Health and Human Performance.

And we learn about True North 2021, the latest round of public art in The Heights.

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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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