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How Rising COVID Numbers Are Affecting One Local Hospital System (July 23, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: As the county raises its COVID threat level, Memorial Hermann's chief physician explains how rising case numbers are affecting his hospitals. And we correct some misconceptions about the life of pirate Jean Lafitte.

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How The Power Outage Affected Hospitals Amid A Pandemic, And Grocery Stores Work To Meet Demand (Feb. 22, 2021)

Posted on · On Monday’s show: We learn how last week’s freezing weather and power outages affected local hospitals fighting a pandemic, and we discuss how grocery stores are working to meet customer demand for food and bottled water.

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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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Monday’s Show: Disputes Between Hospitals And Health Insurers, And TEA Commissioner Mike Morath (Feb. 10, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: How contract disputes like the one between Memorial Hermann and Cigna might affect you, TEA Commissioner Mike Morath updates us on the potential takeover of the HISD board, we learn about some popular scams to avoid, and we get an update on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Migrant Detention Upsurge, And Answers To Your Questions About Sleep (June, 6, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: What's behind an increase in migrants detained at the border, answers to your questions about sleep, and the daunting task of re-staging Jerome Robbins' Broadway.

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Full Show: Health Care Merger Called Off, And Non-Citizen Voters List (Feb. 5, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: The proposed merger between Memorial Hermann and Baylor Scott & White has been called off. Plus, we preview the State of the State address. We learn how area counties are handling lists of possible non-citizen voters. A sociologist explains how racism can persist without racists. And a local theater company throws itself a wake.