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Self-Reporting, Silver Alerts, and Symphony Broadcast Preview: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2014

While government authorities are tasked with investigating industrial accidents, those efforts, particularly here in Texas, are often triggered by industry “self-reporting.” But how does that work exactly? And how far do we defer to and trust companies to report accidents? On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk about the concept of industry self-reporting, and consider […]

While government authorities are tasked with investigating industrial accidents, those efforts, particularly here in Texas, are often triggered by industry “self-reporting.” But how does that work exactly? And how far do we defer to and trust companies to report accidents?

On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk about the concept of industry self-reporting, and consider some recent examples. We welcome your thoughts for Houston Public Media’s State Impact reporter for energy and the environment, Dave Fehling. Then, we talk with Dr. Neil Carman, Clean Air Program Director with the Sierra Club’s Lone Star Chapter about his organization’s concerns with the concept.

Also this hour: We’ve all seen the Silver Alert notifications on billboards as we drive around the Greater Houston region indicating a senior is missing, perhaps disoriented or impaired in some way, and may be at risk to themselves or to others. We learn what triggers those alerts, how the system works, and what we can do to try to prevent such situations.

Plus: The Houston Symphony broadcast season kicks off tonight at 8 on Classical 91.7 FM. Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin will talk with host St. John Flynn about the upcoming broadcast season, and the symphony’s season of concerts under new music director, Andres Orozco-Estrada.

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