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Full Show: Strategies To Mitigate Flooding, And Starting A Business In Houston (April 16, 2019)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: New reports offer strategies for reducing flooding. The parents of kidnapped journalist Austin Tice discuss the latest on his case. We learn what it takes to open a new business in Houston. And a new production of Lolly Willowes involves the show’s musicians with the action onstage.

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Growth in the greater Houston area has driven more runoff and an inability for the land to absorb water at a rate that outpaces current detention, drainage, and development regulations. That’s according to two new reports from the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium explain. We learn their recommendations.

Also this hour: In August of 2012, freelance journalist and Houston native Austin Tice disappeared while reporting from Syria. Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with Tice’s parents, Marc and Debra, about their Night Out For Austin fundraiser and their recent meetings with Trump administration officials.

Then, we explore what you should know before starting a new business and discuss how Houston ranks among the top cities where small business owners are thriving.

And a Rice University production of Lolly Willowes involves chamber musicians with the drama onstage.

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