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Full Show: The New American Economy, And Stories from the Storm (July 16, 2018)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: A Texas firefighters union is urging the City of Baytown to drop its lawsuit, we learn a group called New American Economy released data showing how much Houston’s economy is affected by immigrants, and homeowners impacted by Harvey are dropping out of a buyout program, and Houston Public Media’s ‘Stories from the Storm’, featuring community leaders and everyday Houstonians reflecting on the value of a community in times of need. Then, writer Jeff Balke join Houston Matters for the latest on the developments in Houston Sports.

On Monday’s Houston Matters: A Texas firefighters union is urging the City of Baytown to drop its lawsuit against a firefighter who’s battling cancer. It’s a legal dispute over coverage for medical treatment. Then, some homeowners impacted by Harvey are dropping out of a buyout program. News 88.7’s Travis Bubenik will tell you why.

Also this hour: As lawmakers in Washington, D.C. debate how to move forward with immigration policies, we take a look at how immigrants impact Houston’s economy. 

Plus: Another installment of 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, the managing directors of the Alley Theatre and Houston Grand Opera talk about going downtown after the storm and discovering the damage to Houston’s Theatre District as well as the difficult road to recovery that had proud moments of resilience along the way.

Then, Writer Jeff Balke join Houston Matters for the latest on the developments in Houston Sports. 

Watch An Excerpt from Houston Public Media’s Stories From The Storm Episode 4: managing directors of the Alley Theatre and Houston Grand Opera talk

Stories from the Storm | Dean Gladden and Perryn Leech

Managing directors Dean Gladden of the Alley Theatre and Perryn Leech of Houston Grand Opera talk about going downtown after Hurricane Harvey and discovering the damage to the Theatre District; of their organizations’ difficult road to recovery; and about proud moments of resilience along the way. From 'Stories from the Storm' from Houston Public Media. Watch other stories and subscribe to the extended podcast version at houstonpublicmedia.org/harvey

Posted by Houston Public Media on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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