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Houston Matters

Full Show: Political Roundup, And Flood Mitigation Projects (Dec. 13, 2017)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Our political experts break down the week’s big political stories. We learn about the West Houston Association’s call for federal, state, and local funding for future flood mitigation projects. And Houston Grand Opera premieres a new holiday production, The House Without a Christmas Tree.



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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Harris County is suing drug manufacturers, doctors, and a pharmacist over the opioid epidemic. We discuss how the county’s case might stand up in court with Richard Ausness, a professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Also this hour: It's time again for the Houston Matters weekly political roundup with analysis of national, state, and local political stories — with an eye to how it all might affect Houston and Texas.

Then: The West Houston Association has added another regional voice to call for federal, state and local funding to be dedicated to future flood mitigation projects in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. We talk with them about their suggested flood mitigation plans and about where funding for such projects should come from.

And Houston Grand Opera is premiering another new holiday production this season, The House Without a Christmas Tree. The story follows a young girl and her desire to celebrate Christmas at home with a tree.

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