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Full Show: Pressing For Disaster Relief Funds, Political Roundup, And Musician Pete Yorn (June 5, 2019)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: An update on the heavy rain affecting the region, efforts to get disaster relief money owed to Texas, our weekly political roundup, Houston’s best themed restaurants, and musician Pete Yorn performs two new singles.

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We get an update from the National Weather Service on the heavy rain that’s been affecting the region.

And, since Hurricane Harvey made landfall nearly two years ago, we’ve heard more and more about how Houston’s concrete landscape worsens flooding. Despite the warnings, the city continues to allow development in places experts say it shouldn’t. News 88.7’s Jen Rice takes a closer look.

Also this hour: Local and state officials are joining the call from Congress for the White House to release billions allocated more than a year ago to Texas. But will the full court press work? We discuss that and other recent developments in our weekly political roundup.

Plus, there are all sorts of great restaurants in Houston — many known for their food and atmosphere. But some are known for their kitsch. Our foodies from The Full Menu share some of their favorite unique themed restaurants around town.

And musician Pete Yorn performs two new singles off his upcoming album.

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