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How The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause Is Affecting Houston (April 14, 2021)

On Wednesday’s show: How the pause in distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is affecting Houston, the week in politics, maintaining good mental health amid the pandemic, and a competition of youth accordion players.

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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We talk with Harris County Public Health about the pause on distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and how it affects Houston.

Also this hour: We break down the latest news in our weekly political roundup.

Then, nearly all aspects of life in the past year or more have been affected by COVID-19, and it's not quite over yet. What toll is that taking on our energy levels, productivity, and mental health in general? We chat with a local psychologist.

And we learn about the annual Big Squeeze Youth Accordion Showcase, a statewide contest for young accordion players to perform in a wide range of genres, from polka, to zydeco, to conjunto, to Tejano, and Cajun.

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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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