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Flooding in Low-Income Areas and Houston TranStar: Wednesday’s Show (April 27, 2016)

Houston’s latest flooding was especially hard on areas like Greenspoint, where the majority of the households affected were low-income. On today’s edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the impact of the flooding on Houston’s most vulnerable – and what’s being done to help them — with Lance Gilliam, chair of the Houston Housing Authority. Also […]

Brays bayou flooding Med centerHouston’s latest flooding was especially hard on areas like Greenspoint, where the majority of the households affected were low-income.

On today’s edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the impact of the flooding on Houston’s most vulnerable – and what’s being done to help them — with Lance Gilliam, chair of the Houston Housing Authority.

Also this hour:

Sleeping in Space

Sleeping can be a hard enough task for many here on earth. But for astronauts in space, sleeping can be an even greater challenge. We talk with an aerospace doctor about helping astronauts get some shut eye in orbit.

Houston TranStar Turns 20

Houston TranStar is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The transportation and emergency management facility completed an $12.2 million expansion and renovation. We talk with Jack Whaley, TranStar’s executive director.

Preserving KTRU Recordings

And we talk with an archivist and special collections librarian at the Woodson Research Center Fondren Library at Rice University about their efforts to preserve recordings from the very early days of KTRU, Rice’s student radio station.

Houston Matters offers a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps.

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