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Full Show: The Future For Contaminated Areas of Houston, And METRO Wants To Hear Your Ideas (July 25, 2017)

A coalition of local advocacy groups question the future of some of the most polluted areas in Houston, and Houston METRO launches a series of town hall-style meetings, plus we discuss why we have a tendency to question social science research.

 


On Tuesday’s edition of Houston Matters: What lies ahead for contaminated areas in the Greater Houston region under the Trump Administration? A coalition of local advocacy groups question the future of some of the most polluted areas in Houston. We talk with Tracy Hester who teaches environmental law and emerging technology at the University of Houston Law Center, about Superfund sites, and the future of these contaminated areas under EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Also this hour: Houston METRO just launched a series of town hall-style meetings they’re hosting around the region where they’re inviting you to submit ideas for their next project; we talk with comedian Paula Poundstone about her new podcast called Live from the Poundstone Institute, in which she flexes her acerbic wit on unusual scientific research; and Dr. Amr Elnashai, new VP for Research and Technology Transfer at the University of Houston. Plus: We revisit Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty’s interview with the Houston Astros public address announcer Bob Ford.

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