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Oral History Project Documents Stories Of Harvey Survivors

Posted on · A project at the University of Houston called Resilient Houston will gather first-hand experiences of victims, first responders, and those working in energy and flood abatement during and after Hurricane Harvey.

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Full Show: Harvey Victim Survey, And A New Plan For Downtown (Dec. 5, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: The Texas voter ID law is back in the courts. A new survey examines the plight of Harvey victims. We learn about efforts to collect oral histories from Hurricane Harvey. We discuss what's in a new long-term plan for downtown Houston. And Dr. Andy Boyd examines if it's possible for humans to understand everything.

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‘We Remember Mates:’ A Pearl Harbor Survivor Looks Back

Posted on · Today (Dec. 7, 2016) is Pearl Harbor Day. On this day 75 years ago, the Japanese attacked the U.S. fleet in Hawaii and launched America into World War II. One of the men who survived the attack was Vaughn Hamberlin, who served aboard the U.S.S. Tennessee. Some 35 years later, in 1976, he revisited the site […]

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Checking in On a Katrina Evacuee 10 Years After the Storm

Posted on · Among the many evacuees that ended up in Houston after Katrina was Terrance Veal. He and 22 relatives shared a two-bedroom apartment for six weeks. Not long after, Veal shared his story as part of the Survivor to Survivor Stories oral history project Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston. News 88.7’s Syeda Hasan caught up with […]

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Exhibit Pays Tribute to the Men and Women of the Houston Ship Channel

Posted on · Nearly 100 years ago, on Nov. 10, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson presided over the opening of the Houston Ship Channel. According to the Port Authority, each year the 52-mile channel serves around 8,000 vessels and more than 200 million tons of cargo that move through the Port of Houston. Needless to say, the Ship Channel […]