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Full Show: What Houstonians Miss Most, And Cleopatra’s Backstory (April 6, 2018)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Residents of a Houston development that flooded during Harvey are suing the designer. Then, longtime Houstonians discuss what long-lost elements of the city they miss the most. Plus, our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news. And we learn about Cleo, a new play at the Alley Theatre about the making of the 1963 film Cleopatra.

On Friday’s Houston Matters: More than 400 homeowners from the Riverstone Development in Fort Bend County have filed suit against Costello, Inc. The plaintiffs argue the firm’s flawed design for their neighborhood caused their homes to flood. The firm’s founder and former president is Steve Costello, the city’s current “flood czar.” The suit is the latest in a series of cases related to the storm. Law expert Blake Hudson gives us an overview of the legal and policy issues at stake.

Also this hour: Three native Houstonians join us to talk about their experiences growing up in Houston and some of the places they miss the most. Then, our rotating panel of non-experts discusses The Good the Bad and the Ugly of the week’s news. And Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lawrence Wright talks about his new play at the Alley Theatre, called Cleo, about the unruly behemoth that was the production of the 1963 film Cleopatra.

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