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Full Show: Fort Bend County Judge Discusses Priorities, And Helping Non-English Speakers In A Disaster (April 2, 2019)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Fort Bend County Judge KP George, serving non-English speakers during a disaster, an exhibit featuring work by Latinx artists, and using art to help veterans adjust to civilian life.

On Tuesday’s Houston: Fort Bend County is one of the most diverse counties in the country. But that diversity wasn’t reflected in its political leadership until recently. Last November, long-time incumbent county judge Bob Hebert was voted out, and KP George replaced him. George grew up in poverty in a village in southern India, immigrating to the United States in 1993. News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider speaks with George about his priorities for the county.

Also this hour: A new report presents recommendations for how disaster management can better serve the needs of people who speak languages other than English. News 88.7’s Elizabeth Trovall has details.

Then, we visit an exhibit of work by Latinx artists that’s part of the Latino Art Now! conference being held throughout the city.

And we learn about a project that uses art to help veterans adjust to civilian life.

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