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Full Show: Flood Prevention Conference, And Political Roundup (Feb. 21, 2018)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We check in on a Rice University conference on flood prevention. Then, our experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political news. Then, we compare hurricane recovery efforts in Texas with those in the Caribbean. And a new documentary examines senior citizens in the dating game.

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Policy experts from around the world are in Houston today to talk about Harvey. The Rice University conference comes just days before the six month anniversary of the storm. News 88.7’s Travis Bubenik shares the latest from the event, and we talk with a Dutch architect about her nation’s ideas for urban planning to reduce flooding.

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 for how it all might affect Houston and Texas. And we compare hurricane recovery efforts from Irma and Maria to what’s happened in Texas after Harvey with the aid of Harriet Tregoning, a planning expert and former deputy director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Plus: A new documentary called The Age of Love follows seniors through an often overlooked aspect of aging: dating.

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