Houston Matters

Full Show: Political Roundup, And Houston Public Media’s ‘Stories From The Storm’ (July 11, 2018)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We discuss a Baytown pipe manufacturer exemption request on imported steel and aluminum tariffs. Our political experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political stories, and Houston Public Media’s ‘Stories from the Storm’ series featuring stories from community leaders and everyday Houstonians on how Harvey changed lives. Plus, we learn what went wrong at Worthing High.

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: A pipe manufacturer in Baytown just learned its request for a temporary exemption from steel tariffs has been denied. We talk with the company’s CEO Joel Johnson about his concerns for the future.

Also this hour: Houston Matters political experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.

Plus: Houston Public Media’s ‘Stories from the Storm’, featuring community leaders and everyday Houstonians reflecting on how Harvey changed their lives and the community around them. Today, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett talk about working together to respond to Harvey, how previous storms helped prepare them, and the lessons they learned from the storm. 

Then, News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee in collaboration with the Houston Chronicle investigated why Worthing High School has struggled and what it means for other schools.

Watch An Excerpt from Houston Public Media’s Stories From The Storm Episode 2:  Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett talk

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