Houston Matters

Fired for not getting vaccinated, & types of Mexican cuisine (Oct. 14, 2021)

On Thursday’s show: Suing a former employer who fired you for not getting vaccinated, DJ Flash Gordon Parks on Houston music history, and the different kinds of Mexican cuisine in Texas.


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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: State lawmakers are considering a bill that would let people fired for refusing the get a COVID-19 vaccine to sue their former employers. This, of course, could have repercussions for a number of businesses in the Houston area. We talk with News 88.7's Andrew Schneider about the hearing, and whether this bill is likely to pass.

Also this hour: Jason Woods, aka DJ Flash Gordon Parks, is a living encyclopedia of Houston music history. We talk with him about Houston music and why certain genres flourished here.

And Tex-Mex cuisine is spreading throughout the country, but is it spreading in Mexico itself? Chef David Cordúa talks it over and discusses the different kinds of Mexican cuisine you can find in Texas.

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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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