The original idea was to have every piece of household trash — including recyclables — go into one bin. The money to develop this idea came from Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's philanthropic challenge fund, but the review about implementing the program has gone on longer than anticipated.
On this editions of Houston Matters, we get an update on where the project stands, what’s slowing it down and if it even makes sense in the first place compared to the city’s relatively new single-stream recycling program.
Then: NASA just turned 100 – well kind of. The organization that became NASA – the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, or NACA – was created 100 years ago in March. Most of us tend to know plenty about NASA and how it gave rise to Houston being known as "Space City." But what about the organization that gave rise to it? Well, the NACA was responsible for plenty of innovations in aerospace that flowed into the innovations made by NASA, many of which happened right here in Houston. We'll hear the story of the NACA from NASA's chief historian.
Also: From undercover cops posing as high school students, to a store clerk’s comments about buying a little girl a boy’s suit, to a host of reality TV shows descending on Houston — we wrestle with The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week's Houston news.
And Paige Phelps takes a tour of a local studio that produces English versions of Japanese animated films.