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Addressing Post-Pandemic Stress In Our Lives (July 9, 2021)

On Friday’s show: A new survey says Houstonians aren’t addressing their post-pandemic stress, what local teachers can do to help students catch up in the coming school year, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.



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On Friday’s Houston Matters: C'mon, admit it. We've all been feeling it. And a new survey reinforces that while many of us are reporting stress and anxiety due to any number of things Houstonians have been through over the last year or two, most of us are not actually doing anything about it. We discuss why that's, well, problematic, and whether we can connect dots between the findings of this survey and observed trends, like a rise in road rage in the Houston area.

Also this hour: Standardized testing results for Texas show that math scores are significantly lower than they were in 2019. How can local teachers get students caught up in the upcoming school year?

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

And how lessons from running the Houston Texans might help Jamey Rootes in his new job running the Dash and Dynamo.


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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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