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Potential COVID-19 Booster Shot Rollout In Houston (Sept. 17, 2021)

On Friday’s show: An FDA ruling on the safety of COVID booster shots, the importance of fostering diversity in newsroom leadership, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and a conversation with comedian Ali Siddiq.

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On Friday’s Houston Matters: An FDA committee will rule today whether COVID booster shots are safe. And, if that approval comes, the Memorial Hermann Hospital System, for one, is prepared to offer those as soon as Monday. We discuss the possible rollout of booster shots and get a general update on the COVID-19 situation in Houston with Dr. David Callender, president & CEO of the Memorial Hermann Health System.

Also this hour: We discuss the importance of diversity in newsroom leadership.

Then, from Halloween’s Michael Myers showing up on a Galveston beach as Hurricane Nicholas approached, to scientists saying they can bring back the woolly mammoth, we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

And we preview a conversation with Houston comedian Ali Siddiq from this week’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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