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A Mask Mandate For Schools, And Vaccines For Pregnant Women (Aug. 13, 2021)

On Friday’s show: We learn more about a mask mandate for schools and daycares, new guidance on COVID vaccines for pregnant women, a closer look at how the infrastructure bill just passed in the Senate would affect Greater Houston, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

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On Friday’s Houston Matters: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has ordered all public schools and daycares in the county to require masks. Plus, the CDC has updated its guidance for pregnant women regarding COVID-19 vaccines. We talk through what you should know about pboth of these developments.

Also this hour: We take a closer look at how the infrastructure bill just passed in the Senate might affect Greater Houston.

Then, from Pizza Hut’s new clothing line to an asteroid threatening earth (in 280 years), we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

And Anthony Graves talks about being wrongfully convicted of murder and spending 18 years in prison — much of it in solitary confinement and a stint on death row. It’s a preview of an extended conversation he’ll have with Eddie Robinson on this week’s edition of I See U.

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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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