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The Latest: COVID & Monkeypox, Current Affairs in Education, & Appointment of Special Master to Examine Mar-a-Lago Documents

Our experts discuss the latest on COVID and monkeypox, education and the laws coming into play in Texas schools, and the judge appointed special master in the FBI’s investigation into the documents seized at Mar-a-Lago.


Town Square with Ernie Manouse


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We kick off a brand new season of Town Square with Ernie Manouse covering a broad range of topics: health and wellness, education, and politics.

We start the discussion with the latest on COVID, new boosters targeting the omicron variant, monkeypox, and preparation for the flu season. Plus, what do parents need to know to keep their kids healthy this school year.

Now that school is in session, we discuss the challenges facing teachers, including school safety, censorship of books and the new "In God We Trust" law in Texas.

We also examined the appointment of an independent special master to look over the documents seized by the FBI at President Trump's estate, Mar-a-Lago.


Dr. Michael Chang
• Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist, UTHealth Houston and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital

Zeph Capo
• President, Texas American Federation of Teachers

Dr. Frank Sorrentino
• Professor Emeritus at St. Francis College
Author, Presidential Power and the American Political System

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