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Umair Shah On Departing Harris County Public Health (Nov. 18, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The county's top public health official explains why he's leaving the job, and we learn about the extra precautions Texas universities are taking in the face of increasing cases of COVID-19.

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A COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Coming Soon. But Don’t Get Complacent Over The Holidays, Experts Say

Posted on · Vaccines will probably not be in widespread use for weeks or even months, meaning masks and socia distancing will still be important to stopping the spread of the virus, according to Dr. Umair Shah of Harris County Public Health.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Clearing Up A COVID Test Backlog, And Grading Houston On Inclusivity (Sept. 24, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Clearing up a backlog of COVID-19 tests, Houston falls behind in racial and economic equity, a look at the movie Antebellum by Houston’s Gerard Bush, and stories from the integration of Texas football.

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Monday’s Houston Matters: Tropical Weather Approaches, And Breweries Adapt To COVID-19 (Aug. 24, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's show: An update on Tropical Storms Laura and Marco, how breweries are adjusting to social distancing regulations, answers to your pet care questions, and an update on sports.

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Friday’s Houston Matters: COVID-19 In The Latino Community, And High School Football In The Pandemic (Aug. 21, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Why Latinos are dying of COVID-19 at disproportionate rates, high school football tackles the coronavirus, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, and Mark Rothko's son discusses renovations to the Rothko Chapel.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Why School Districts Are Pushing Back Against County Health Experts (Aug. 20, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday’s show: Why ten area superintendents have signed a letter opposing back-to-school recommendations from county health officials, addressing health care worker fatigue, Kam Franklin of The Suffers discusses her career, and Robin Kesselman prepares for a solo performance for the series Live From Jones Hall.

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Friday’s Houston Matters: Tropical Weather Approaching, And Forming Coronavirus Bubbles (July 24, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: An update on tropical weather in the gulf, the benefits of forming coronavirus "bubbles," The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and a preview of the shortened Astros season.