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How Harvey taught us every storm is different (Aug. 25, 2022)

On Thursday’s show: We continue our discussions of lessons learned five years after Harvey. Former Harris County Judge Ed Emmett joins us to contemplate how every storm presents a unique set of challenges for the region.


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On Thursday’s show: Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic candidate for governor, is holding rallies throughout the state in a push to raise support for his campaign. But are O'Rourke's efforts and viral moments enough to defeat Gov. Greg Abbott in November? We discuss with Rice University political science professor Mark Jones.

Also this hour: An expert explores how to address mental health challenges for young people in Texas, especially in the two-plus years of the pandemic and increases in anxiety and depression among our youth.

Then, we continue our conversations about lessons learned five years after Hurricane Harvey. Former Harris County Judge Ed Emmett joins us to contemplate how every storm is different.

And this month's edition of The Bigger Picture contemplates the road not taken as portrayed in the new Netflix film Look Both Ways.

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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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