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What rising COVID indicators mean for Houston, and answers from a sleep expert (May 19, 2022)

On Thursday’s show: What rising COVID-19 cases and viral loads in wastewater mean for Houston, a local sleep expert answers your questions, and we discuss what is considered “Texas cuisine.”


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On Thursday’s show: COVID-19 cases and viral loads in wastewater are on the rise here in Houston. Is there another wave on the way? Dr. Stacey Rose from Baylor College of Medicine helps us understand what the numbers mean.

Also this hour: Local sleep expert Dr. Sudha Tallavajhula answers your questions.

And chef Nick Fine of the Houston restaurant Wild Oats is obsessed with dishes Texans think of as their own and seeks out local specialties and recipes. We talk with about what dishes and styles of food fall under the umbrella of “Texas cuisine.”


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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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