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How 9/11 Affected Houston – Pt. 1 (Sept. 9, 2021)

On Thursday’s show: Mandatory COVID testing for unvaccinated city employees, and a look at how 9/11 affected Houstonians as the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks approaches.

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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Mayor Sylvester Turner has issued an executive order requiring unvaccinated city employees to get bimonthly COVID-19 tests and report results to the city. We hear about that and other happenings in City Council from News 88.7’s Jen Rice.

Then, as the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaches, we explore how those events affected Houstonians.

We devote most of the hour to memories from Houstonians of that day, a conversation with Houstonians from different generations about how they perceive that event and its impact, and a discussion about the impact it's had on American Muslims as illustrated in a new book for middle school kids by local writer Saadia Faruqi called, Yusuf Azeem Is Not a Hero.

LISTEN: How 9/11 Affected Houston – Pt. 2 (Sept. 10, 2021)

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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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