Posted on · On Tuesday's show: This won’t be the last oppressive summer in Houston. We'll have to either deal with it – or leave. We discuss how to adapt to the Bayou City’s changing climate in the coming years.
Posted on · On Monday's show: Why a local organization is concerned the Ike Dike could prevent certain large ships from entering the Houston Ship Channel.
Posted on · On Monday's show: What needs to happen for the long-sought-after Ike Dike/coastal barrier project to become reality after the U.S. House and Senate both passed bills containing it? Also: Houstonians share their pet peeves, and we discuss the high cost of going to an Astros game.
Posted on · On Friday's show: Legislation to protect Texas from storm surge moves forward in the U.S. Senate, Huma Abedin discusses her new memoir ahead of an event in Houston, and we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.
Posted on · On Thursday's show: How the Russian invasion of Ukraine might affect oil prices in the U.S. and therefore Houston, and creating a living coastal barrier to protect Texas from the next major storm.
Posted on · On Friday's show: Revised plans for the Ike Dike coastal barrier, how the pandemic is forcing Houstonians to adjust their Halloween plans, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and some Halloween-appropriate musical performances.
Posted on · If built, Galveston Bay Park would be a chain of man-made islands that also protect the Ship Channel from 25-foot hurricane storm surge.
Posted on · The government's preferred plan for better protecting the coast will take billions of dollars, political will and community buy-in, ingredients that aren't always easy to come by.
Posted on · The plan would include a series of levees and other physical barriers across Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula.
Posted on · Meeting for only the second time in two years, a panel of Texas lawmakers pledged financial and political support to efforts at developing a plan to protect the Houston-Galveston region from a devastating storm surge.
Posted on · It's by no means a new idea. But the recently formed Bay Area Coastal Protection Alliance is trying to move the coastal barrier idea forward. On this edition of Houston Matters, we'll find out why, and hear the case for what is popularly-known as the “Ike Dike” to protect Galveston Bay communities from storm surge […]