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Resettling Afghan Refugees In Houston (Aug. 20, 2021)

On Friday’s show: A COVID update from the city’s health authority, the process of resettling Afghan refugees in Houston, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and how a local teacher used dance videos to help him connect with students – and went viral in the process.


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On Friday’s Houston Matters: The city’s health authority, Dr. David Persse, updates us on the COVID-19 situation.

Over the last several weeks, as U.S. forces withdrew from Afghanistan and then as the Taliban seized control of the country, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston was busy resettling refugees from that nation here in the region. We learn more about that process and what some of them gave up.

Also this hour: We discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

And how Bellaire High School teacher Trevor Boffone used dance videos to help him connect with students – and went viral in the process. We preview his hour-long conversation on this weekend’s edition of I See U with Eddie Robinson.

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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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