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Hurricane Season, Full Menu: Best Pizza & The Chicken Ranch: Wednesday’s Show (June 1, 2016)

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season begins today (June 1, 2016). On this edition of Houston Matters, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett discusses how recent floods might have jump-started public awareness of natural disasters in Greater Houston, and what lessons we’ve learned about hurricanes, tropical storms and flooding in the last few years. Then we’ll chat with Chris Hebert from StormGeo, a weather […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaThe 2016 Atlantic hurricane season begins today (June 1, 2016). On this edition of Houston Matters, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett discusses how recent floods might have jump-started public awareness of natural disasters in Greater Houston, and what lessons we’ve learned about hurricanes, tropical storms and flooding in the last few years. Then we’ll chat with Chris Hebert from StormGeo, a weather forecasting and research group, about what kinds of storms we might expect to see this hurricane season.

Also this hour:

The Full Menu Foodies Take On Pizza

On the latest edition of The Full Menu, we ask our Houston food writers to discuss the city’s best pizza places. Our conversation features: Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine, David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine, and Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston.

The Real Madam From the Chicken Ranch

You may be familiar with the musical and film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, based on the true story of the brothel known as the Chicken Ranch near La Grange, Texas, 100 miles west of Houston. The film starred Dolly Parton as the ranch’s madam, Mona Stangley. While that character is fictional, a new historical fiction novel tells the story of the real madam who ran the Chicken Ranch at the time of its closure in 1973. Her name was Edna Milton and Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty chats with Joy Jones, the author of The Last Madam: A Legend of the Texas Chicken Ranch.

Houston Matters offers a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps.

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