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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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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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