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Full Show: Reservoir Lawsuit, And Remembering Capella Tucker (May 6, 2019)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: Homeowners have their case heard against the Army Corps of Engineers, problems addressing food deserts in Houston, bringing the Internet to deep space, and remembering our former colleague Capella Tucker.

On Monday’s Houston Matters: A group of homeowners who flooded near the Addicks and Barker reservoirs during Harvey will have their cases heard in federal court today. The group says the Army Corps of Engineers unlawfully took their land when it decided to release water from the reservoirs.

Also this hour: The USDA says more than 50 million people across the country live in food deserts – low-income communities where it can be hard to find healthy food. Almost 2 million of those people live in the Houston area, according to the 2010 census. We learn more about how a variety of groups trying to solve this issue aren’t always coordinating their efforts, and, in some cases, they’re even competing.

Then, a Houston company wants to bring Internet service to the moon and Mars by the time we have outposts there.

Plus, we remember our colleague Capella Tucker who passed away last week at 48. We share some of our favorite moments with Houston Public Media’s former director of content. She was one of the driving forces behind the creation of our show.

And Jeff Balke updates us on the Rockets-Warriors series.

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