Environmental justice advocate, The Vessel Project , Director and CEO Roishetta Ozane.

I SEE U

I SEE U, Episode 75: An Injustice To Remain Silent

Posted on · Environmental justice advocate, Roishetta Ozane, reveals the social challenges in addressing the impacts of climate change, as devastating storms and a booming industrial buildout continue to engulf Southwest Louisiana—while leaving susceptible communities of color to fend for themselves.

Health & Science

“It’s destroying me”: Storm after storm, climate change increases strain on Texans’ mental health

Posted on · Tens of thousands of coastal Texas residents have survived repeated extreme weather events including Hurricane Harvey. For many, it has taken an emotional toll, and researchers warn that climate change could be “catastrophic” for our mental health.

Houston Matters

County plans to sue over allegations it was defunding the police (Aug. 31, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday’s show: We learn about the latest salvo in a battle over Harris County's budget and allegations from state officials that county officials are defunding the police. Then, we discuss that and other developments in politics in our weekly roundup.

Houston Matters

Battleship Texas prepares to set sail, and reporting on Harvey’s aftermath (Aug. 30, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday’s show: We learn about plans this week to move the Battleship Texas to Galveston for repairs. Then News 88.7 reporters reflect on creating the podcast Below the Waterlines. And we revisit a conversation with musician Steve Earle.

Photo of Hurricane Harvey aftermath, Houston Food Bank President Brian Greene & volunteers

I SEE U

I SEE U, Episode 55: Feeding Souls During Harvey

Posted on · Houston Food Bank CEO Brian Greene reminisces about the challenges faced during Hurricane Harvey while distributing food and supplies to those in need as well as his decision to move to Houston after leading food recovery efforts in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina

Houston Matters

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.

Houston Matters

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.

Houston Matters

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.

Houston Matters

Congressman Al Green on establishing a national Slavery Remembrance Day (Aug. 16, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Rep. Al Green answers questions about issues before Congress and his efforts to establish a national Slavery Remembrance Day. Then we examine the role green infrastructure could play in preventing future flooding. And we visit the Banksyland exhibit.

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.