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Full Show: Bike Plan Revisited, And The Life Of A Storm Chaser (April 17, 2018)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Bike Houston issues a report card on the city’s bike plan. We look back at the Branch Davidian siege, which ended 25 years ago this week. We learn what issues Texas museums are facing. We meet a biomedical engineer who makes wheelchairs for the disabled in developing countries. And we learn about the life of a famous storm chaser.

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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Houston cycling advocates are taking another look at the city's bike plan. Bike Houston just released a report card, which comes a year after Houston City Council adopted the plan. John Long, Bike Houston’s executive director, lays out his organization’s thoughts on the plan.

Also this hour: 25 years ago this week, the siege on a religious compound near Waco went wrong, leaving more than 80 people dead. We hear from the people who were there, as part of our collaboration with the Houston Chronicle remembering the lessons of the Waco tragedy.

Then, the Texas Association of Museums is holding its annual conference this week in Houston. We find out what will be discussed and learn what major issues museums are facing these days – especially the many in Houston's lauded Museum District.

Plus, we learn how an engineer designed cost-effective wheelchairs to be distributed by his nonprofit, Free Wheelchair Mission. And Brantley Hargrove talks about his new book The Man who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras.

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