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Why teacher morale is so low, and the week in politics (Aug. 10, 2022)

On Wednesday’s show: What a new survey says about why teachers are leaving the profession, the week in politics, how Houston shaped a popular plastic surgery procedure, and a visit to the Houston Yacht Club.

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On Wednesday’s show: A new survey found that most teachers are seriously considering leaving the profession. We discuss why teacher morale is so low.

Also this hour: We discuss the FBI raid on former Pres. Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, the progress of the Inflation Reduction Act, and other developments in politics in our weekly roundup.

Then, plastic surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose recalls the role he played in pioneering breast implant surgery and how that made Houston a mecca for the procedure.

And we visit the Houston Yacht Club, the oldest of its kind in Texas, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary. It was the site of this year's International Laser Class Association Youth World Championship, in which 200 young sailors ages 15-18 from 34 countries competed.

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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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