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Full Show: Flood Plain Research, And International Women’s Day (March 8, 2018)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: A study says more Americans live in flood plains than we originally thought. Then, a Houston researcher is involved in a potential breakthrough on a kidney stone drug. Plus, we discuss how the conversation about women’s rights has changed. And a photography exhibit chronicles one woman’s journey to motherhood.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: A new study from the University of Bristol says nearly 41 million Americans live within a 100-year flood zone. That's 28 million more than FEMA estimates. We talk with the study’s lead author about why this new model provides a bigger picture of flood risk than other data.

Also this hour: A Houston researcher believes he’s close to the first real breakthrough on kidney stone drugs in some 30 years. Then, on this International Women's Day, three Houstonians talk about the changing conversation about women's rights. And a local photographer chronicles her daughter’s process from young adult to motherhood.

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