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Full Show: Forecasting Hurricane Season, And James Clapper (June 4, 2018)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: We learn how NOAA forecasts each hurricane season. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper talks about Russian interference in the 2016 election. And we get an update on Houston sports.


On Monday’s Houston Matters: The U.S. Supreme Court just handed down some major decisions, including one in a case involving an undocumented teen seeking an abortion in Texas last year. Our constitutional law expert discusses the rulings and their implications.

Also this hour: The largest health insurer in Texas was set to implement a stricter review process for claims today, but that's been delayed because of backlash from physicians. News 88.7's Allison Lee reports on the controversy over the Blue Cross Blue Shield process. Plus, we consider why some experts argue freestanding emergency rooms are prompting the need for this new process.

Then, in its forecast for the 2018 hurricane season, NOAA is forecasting ten to 16 named storms. We learn how that forecast is made from Dr. Gerry Bell, lead hurricane forecaster at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center.

Plus, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper talks with Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty about Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the lessons he's learned from a life in intelligence. And we get an update on Houston sports from Jeff Balke.

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