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A tough start to the school year, and actor Jason Lee’s photos of Galveston (Feb. 8, 2022)

On Tuesday’s show: The cumulative effect of COVID, teacher burnout, faculty and staff shortages, and political pressure on public education, and a conversation with actor Jason Lee about his new book of photography of Galveston.

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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: It's been a challenging start to the spring semester for students, teachers, and parents – and not just due to absences stemming from the pandemic. We explore the cumulative effect of COVID, teacher burnout, faculty and staff shortages, and political pressure on public education.

Also this hour: City Controller Chris Brown talks about issues related to the city’s budget and finances.

Then, breast cancer rates tend to be harder on Black women than anyone else. We talk with a local oncologist and a breast cancer survivor about how to address that disparity.

And actor Jason Lee talks about his career and the book of photos of Galveston he recently published.

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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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