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When Should Vaccinated People Wear A Mask? (July 28, 2021)

On Wednesday’s show: The latest on a fatal chemical incident in La Porte, the CDC says vaccinated people should wear masks in certain situations, the week in politics, and country musician Rodney Crowell.



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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Two people are confirmed dead and 30 were hospitalized in what La Porte officials called a “mass casualty” incident at a LyondellBasell chemical plant Tuesday night in unincorporated Harris County. We get the latest from News 88.7’s Katie Watkins.

Also this hour: The CDC is now recommending vaccinated people wear masks in certain situations. We discuss what this change of course means and learn when exactly people who’ve been vaccinated should wear a mask.

And, with news that Simone Biles pulled out of the Olympic gymnastics finals due to mental health concerns, Olympic track and field competitor Bryce Deadmon of Texas A&M discusses the unique challenges athletes are facing at these games.

Plus: We discuss the latest news in our weekly political roundup.

Then, we continue our series on sports in the summer Olympics with a look at archery in Greater Houston.

And Houston-native country musician Rodney Crowell talks about his career ahead of a concert Thursday at The Heights Theater.

MORE: Rodney Crowell Performs on Skyline Sessions


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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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