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Full Show: Harris County Officials Considers Underground Tunnels, And How A Police Officer’s Bullet Gave Robbie Tolan Purpose (March 27, 2018)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Officials look at a new way to mitigate flooding: underground tunnels, Robbie Tolan, new book, ‘No Justice: One White Police Officer, One Black Family and How One Bullet Ripped Us Apart’, pitching phenom, Jon Peters, now author of ‘When Life Grabs You by the Baseballs: Finding Happiness in Life’s Changeups’, and a biography that highlights two of Houston’s most important cultural figures.

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Harris County officials are considering a new way to mitigate flooding: underground tunnels. Then, flooding was on the minds of experts who were recently in Houston to talk about building roads. News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter updates us with details. 

Also this hour: Demonstrators in Sacramento have been protesting last week’s (March 18) fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark, an unarmed African-American man who was in his grandmother’s backyard. The 22-year-old was killed by two Sacramento police offers responding to a call regarding a man breaking into vehicles. 

That story isn’t all that different from the story of Houston’s Robbie Tolan. The main difference – he survived. Tolan tells his story in a new book, ‘No Justice: One White Police Officer, One Black Family and How One Bullet Ripped Us Apart’. Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with Tolan about the night he was shot, his legal battle, and his activism.

Plus: We learn from Jon Peters who was once a high school pitching phenom now author of When Life Grabs You by the Baseballs: Finding Happiness in Life’s Changeups, he tells us about how he dealt with the pressures of his record-setting winning streak and how he found a new identity after he was no longer a baseball star.

Then:  Houston Matters talks with author, William Middleton about his book  ‘Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil, a biography that highlights two of Houston’s most important cultural figures.

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