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Houston Matters

Full Show: Harvey Victim Survey, And A New Plan For Downtown (Dec. 5, 2017)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: The Texas voter ID law is back in the courts. A new survey examines the plight of Harvey victims. We learn about efforts to collect oral histories from Hurricane Harvey. We discuss what’s in a new long-term plan for downtown Houston. And Dr. Andy Boyd examines if it’s possible for humans to understand everything.


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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: The Texas voter ID law is back in federal court again today. We find out what the latest arguments are over in the law’s long saga in the courts. Then, we take a closer look at a new survey of Harvey victims, which suggests many of them are still struggling to find help three months after the storm.

Also this hour: The Center for Public History at the University of Houston is engaging in a long-term oral history project called Resilient Houston: Documenting Hurricane Harvey. We learn more about the project from Monica Perales, director of the Center for Public History, and associate professor of history Todd Romero.

Also this hour: We learn what’s in a newly released long-term plan for downtown Houston, called simply Plan Downtown. And Dr. Andy Boyd explores the limits of the human mind in his book Beyond Comprehension: A Scientific Look at the Challenge of Knowing Everything.

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