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Vaccine mandate ban, & the week in politics (Oct. 13, 2021)

On Wednesday’s show: Businesses push back on the governor’s latest executive order, the latest developments in politics, examining the future of downtown, and poet Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton on writing opera.


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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Local leaders and businesses are pushing back against Gov. Greg Abbott's new executive order banning COVID-19 vaccine mandates — this time banning any entity in Texas, including private businesses, from requiring vaccinations from employees or customers.

Also this hour: We discuss the latest news in our weekly political roundup.

Then, we discuss the future of downtown with Bob Eury, the outgoing president of the downtown revitalization organization Central Houston.

And Catherine Lu talks with former Houston Poet Laureate Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, who was just named a resident artist for the American Lyric Theater in New York City.

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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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