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Ida’s Impact On Louisiana (Aug. 30, 2021)

On Monday’s show: Hurricane Ida strikes Louisiana, a former Afghan combat interpeter on coming to live in Houston, emotional support animals helping HISD students, and the latest on Houston sports.

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On Monday’s Houston Matters: The latest on Tropical Storm Ida. We're just now beginning to get a sense of the devastation wrought by the now-downgraded storm, which tore through New Orleans and other communities in and around the Louisiana Gulf Coast, making landfall as a category 4 hurricane.

Also this hour: As the American withdrawal from Afghanistan continues in the wake of last week's terror attacks, we hear from a former combat interpreter who's now living in Houston and has become a U.S. citizen in an extended conversation with News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider.

Then, how HISD has employed a chihuahua to help students in crisis. We learn more the PAWS program, which stands for Pet Assisted Wellness Support.

And the latest developments in Houston sports.

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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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