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Full Show: Petrochemical Industry Emergency Response Efforts, And NASA’s Twins Studies (June 4, 2019)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: How petrochemical officials communicate with the public in emergency situations, NASA’s study of twins, 3D printing human tissue, and a new book about the Rough Riders.


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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We look back on the morning of March 17, 2019 when a tank fire broke out at Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park, sending a black plume of smoke into the air that could be seen from miles away. That fire raised concerns over how officials communicate with the public in such emergencies. We talk with Perla Trevizo, a reporter with the Houston Chronicle who has since been communication practices during petrochemical emergencies.

Also this hour: We examine the science behind the so-called “Twins Study” of astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly, a sibling who stayed on earth versus a sibling who spent the year in space. The published results on the effects of long-term spaceflight on the human body were discussed at Space Center Houston on Monday.

Plus, Rice University researchers have devised a method of 3D printing something close to living human tissue.

And a conversation with author Clay Risen author of The Crowded Hour, a new book about Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders.

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