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What We Know About The Delta Variant In Greater Houston (July 16, 2021)

On Friday’s show: How the Delta variant of the coronavirus is manifesting itself in the area, an educator’s experience teaching Critical Race Theory, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and actor Michael Rosenbaum.

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On Friday’s Houston Matters: The new and highly-contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus may have sparked a recent COVID-19 outbreak earlier this month. Though infection rates are lower than they were last December, cases of this more contagious variant are on the rise. Harris County has even reported a few cases of breakthrough infections – people who caught COVID even after being fully vaccinated. We learn more from Dr. Peter Hotez of Baylor College of Medicine.

Also this hour: With recent discussions about teaching Critical Race Theory in Texas public schools, Casey Fleming, a teacher who taught it at a conservative Houston school, shares her experience.

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

And actor Michael Rosenbaum talks about his career ahead of appearances this weekend at Comicpalooza.

NOTE/CORRECTION: Though we incorrectly identified the Kinkaid School as part of Spring Branch ISD in the show, they are actually an independent college preparatory school in the Spring Branch area.

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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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