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Could Harvey recovery have been more equitable? (Dec. 8, 2021)

On Wednesday’s show: A local group says emergency efforts before, during, and after Harvey were unfair to people of color.

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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Could Harvey recovery efforts have been more equitable? A Northeast Houston group thinks so. We learn more.

Also this hour: We discuss the latests news in our weekly political roundup.

Then, Pres. Joe Biden has designated Beth White of the Houston Parks Board the new chair of the National Capital Planning Commission, which provides guidance on the planning of federal land and buildings in and around Washington, D.C. White talks about what the role entails and about her ongoing work advocating for Houston parks.

And actor and artist Brady Smith, who grew up in Houston, talks about the first installment of his new series of graphic novels for middle-grade readers. It’s called Louie and Bear in the Land of Anything Goes.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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