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Texas Passes The 4 Million COVID-19 Case Mark (Sept. 27, 2021)

On Monday’s show: Dr. Peter Hotez updates us on the fight against COVID-19, we remember the Houston Post, a veterinarian answers your questions, and we get an update on sports.


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On Monday’s Houston Matters: There have been four million COVID-19 cases in Texas since the beginning of the pandemic. That news comes as booster shots become available for some 60 million older or at-risk Americans who received the Pfizer vaccine. We discuss those and other developments with Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

Also this hour: This week, the PBS series American Experience presents Citizen Hearst, a two-part biography of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. In conjunction, we reflect on Houston’s newspaper history by talking with some former writers for the now-defunct Houston Post.

Then, veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers your pet care questions.

And we get an update on 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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