Energy & Environment

Maintenance for flood control projects to face delays as Harris County agency deals with a smaller budget

Posted on · Regular maintenance is critical for flood mitigation projects to work as they’re supposed to. But the Harris County Flood Control District’s maintenance budget isn’t keeping pace with its growing portfolio of projects.

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Houston’s connections to the voter fraud movement (Sept. 2, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We make sense of a summer filled with both drought and flooding. Then we learn about a voter fraud movement with deep ties to Houston. And we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

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

Posted on · 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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The slow process of disaster recovery, five years after Harvey (Aug. 24, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday’s show: We break down the latest developments in the world of poltics. Then we discuss flood mitigation efforts five years after Harvey and reflect on the slow pace of recovery from such a disaster.

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Checking in on Harvey recovery, five years later (Aug. 23, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Five years after Hurricane Harvey we discuss what's been done to recover from the storm, how architecture and design could play a role in preventing flooding, and whether home buyouts after flood events truly work.

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Lessons from Harvey 5 years later (Aug. 22, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We begin a week of discussions marking the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Harvey by examining what still needs to be done to prevent another great flood and reflecting on lessons learned from the disaster with Jeff Lindner, the man who was the face of much of the events.

Below the Waterlines

Five years after Harvey, a solution to the flood threat from the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs remains a long way off

Posted on · The most popular solution to the flooding threat from the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs is a massive underground stormwater tunnel. It would cost billions of dollars and remains more than a decade away from the start of construction.

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How the Inflation Reduction Act might affect Houston (Aug. 9, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Analyzing the climate change provision in the Inflation Reduction Act and how it might affect Houston. Questions for Mayor Pro-Tem Dave Martin. A gardening expert answers your questions. And addressing problems Hurricane Harvey exposed with area reservoirs.