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Recent COVID Trends, & Addressing The Court Backlog (July 21, 2021)

On Wednesday’s show: The latest COVID-19 trends in the area, addressing the criminal court backlog, and the week in politics.

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On Wednesday's show: Officials at the Texas Medical Center held a discussion Tuesday on COVID-19 trends, breakthrough cases, the impact of the Delta variant, and other pandemic-related concerns. We find out what was discussed.

Then: Harris County Commissioners have voted unanimously to spend $2.5 million to address the county's criminal court backlog.

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

Plus: From the high-speed rail line from Dallas to Houston, to the latest on the I-45 expansion project, we get an update on some recent transportation stories.

And Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II shares his perspective on civil rights in the United States through a moral and faith-based lens. Barber is the president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach and co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival. He's speaking at a live-streamed event with the Rothko Chapel Thursday at 6 p.m.

 

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