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Full Show: Flooding After Harvey, And Stories From Texas (July 5, 2018)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: After flooding on the Fourth of July, we look at what’s been done since Harvey to mitigate flooding in Houston. Then, we learn what researchers found on thousands of hours of tapes from NASA’s archives. Plus, a local astronomer answers your questions about stargazing in Greater Houston. And writer W.F. Strong talks about his book Stories From Texas: Some of Them are True.


On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Following yesterday's flooding, we ask what, if anything, has improved flooding-wise since Harvey? Sam Brody from Texas A&M-Galveston and Christof Spieler of the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium join us to talk it over.

Also this hour: A group of researchers are restoring and cataloging hours and hours of audio recordings from Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center during the Apollo missions. We listen to what they found. Then, later this month, Mars will be at its brightest in 15 years. James Wooten of the Houston Museum of Natural Science tells us what to look for and answers listener questions about stargazing in general in Houston.

And Texas Standard listeners know writer W.F. Strong for his Stories From Texas segments. Now, he's written a book called Stories From Texas: Some of Them Are True. He talks with Michael Hagerty.

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