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With Eye On Harvey Repairs, Houston Approves $9 Billion In Capital Spending

Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner said the city’s latest Capital Improvement Plan had to focus on Harvey-related work in order to qualify for federal reimbursement. That was cold comfort to some city council members, who saw projects in their districts delayed as a result.

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Full Show: Harvey’s Environmental Impact, And High Schoolers Bridging The Political Divide (March 22, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn more about the environmental impact of Hurricane Harvey. Then, some high school students have created an event aimed at bridging the nation's political divide. Also, we discover how NASA is using virtual reality technology. And we learn about efforts to preserve an historic fire station in Galveston.

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Full Show: Lawsuit Over Harvey Recovery Funds, And Political Roundup (March 21, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We bring you the latest on the death of a suspect in the Austin serial bombings. Then, housing advocates in Austin are suing to block Houston from receiving Harvey recovery money. Also, we discuss the latest political stories. Plus, we meet a University of Houston researcher studying health disparities across Houston. And we learn about the Houston Latino Film Festival.

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Full Show: Flood Prevention Conference, And Political Roundup (Feb. 21, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We check in on a Rice University conference on flood prevention. Then, our experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political news. Then, we compare hurricane recovery efforts in Texas with those in the Caribbean. And a new documentary examines senior citizens in the dating game.