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Full Show: Accidental Deaths In Texas, And Author Jon Meacham (Aug. 14, 2018)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Six years after he went missing in Syria, we revisit efforts to find Houston journalist Austin Tice. Then, we learn more about what flood control projects would be included in the bond measure that goes before voters Aug. 25. Plus, the head of the National Safety Council discusses the prevalence of accidental deaths in Texas. And writer Jon Meacham talks about his biography George H.W. Bush.


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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Today marks six years since Houston journalist Austin Tice went missing in Syria. We learn about renewed calls for information leading to his return.

And Harris County Commissioners just finalized the list of projects that would be funded by the $2.5 billion flood control bond, which goes before voters Aug. 25. News 88.7's Andrew Schneider has the details on what kind of projects are included.

Also this hour: News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter, talks with Deborah Hersman, the president and CEO of the National Safety Council and former chair of the NTSB, about accidental deaths in Texas and why they are such a prevalent problem here compared to other states.

Then, author Jon Meacham talks about his biography Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush. The book gained headlines when it was published in 2015 for revelations from the elder Bush about his willingness to risk impeachment, if necessary, to engage in the first Gulf War, as well as some critiques of his son's presidency.

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