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Requiring Employees To Get Vaccinated (April 27, 2021)

On Tuesday’s show: Houston Methodist requires employees to be vaccinated, Congressman Al Green fields your questions, physicist Brian Greene finds meaning amid the vastness of time, and former Houstonian Jen Shyu discusses her music.



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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Houston Methodist is the first hospital system in the region to require its employees get a COVID-19 vaccine or face termination. As the pandemic progresses and companies contemplate more — or all — of their workers coming back to the office, will more businesses do the same?

Also this hour: Rep. Al Green discusses issues facing Greater Houston and answers your questions.

Then, renowned physicist Brian Greene, author of books like The Elegant Universe, discusses finding meaning in the minuteness of our lives, especially when viewed against the utter vastness of the history of the universe. It’s the subject of his latest book, Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe, which he’ll discuss in an April 29 livestreamed event with The Progressive Forum.

And former Houstonian Jen Shyu discusses her music and her new album, Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses.


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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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