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Full Show: Disaster Funds Favor The Rich, And Lowering Blood Alcohol Limits (March 5, 2019)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: How federal disaster money favors the rich, the pros and cons of lowering the legal blood alcohol limit, Children at Risk’s annual Growing Up In Houston report, and developing the city’s image as an arts and culture destination.

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: An NPR investigation finds more federal disaster dollars are going to white and wealthy Americans than minorities and those with less wealth. Rebecca Hersher joins us to talk about her reporting for the story, much of which took place in Houston.

Also this hour: We discuss proposed legislation to lower the legal blood alcohol levels in hopes of curbing alcohol-related deaths. Plus, Bob Sanborn of Children at Risk discusses the organization’s annual Growing Up in Houston report, which digs into the challenges facing area youth related to education, health, safety, and parenting.

And the CEO of the Houston Arts Alliance, John Abodeely, joins us to discuss his work developing the city’s image as an arts and culture destination.

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