Posted on · Members of the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium want to use real-time data to make flood-prevention decisions faster.
Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: With news of the Houston Press ceasing print operations, we discuss the changing role of alt-weeklies. Then, we discuss the science of human creativity. And we learn about a new book featuring photos and stories of life in small-town Texas.
Posted on · Jim Blackburn of Rice University’s SSPEED Center fears that political momentum for flood mitigation projects will fade without constant pressure from the private sector
Posted on · Jim Blackburn from Rice University tells us why he thinks the private sector should be more involved in planning for future storms and flooding.
Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: A local expert says the private sector should get involved in preparing for the next big storm. Then, our political experts discuss the latest political stories. We revisit the investigation of eleven unsolved murder cases in and around Galveston. And the Pappas restaurant chain celebrates 50 years.
Posted on · Back in October 2016, researchers created a fictional tropical storm of extraordinary magnitude to understand just how well (or not) Greater Houston would handle the “big one.” Well, how did Harvey compare, and what lessons did they learn from it?
Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters, we preview the Houston Hispanic Impact Summit, we discuss the flooding recovery effort in Kingwood, and a Vietnam vet reconnects with a former enemy soldier he encountered during the war.
Posted on · With just under a month left in another relatively quiet Atlantic hurricane season for Greater Houston, it’s natural for complacency to set in. But that’s just what worries the folks at Rice University’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education, and Evacuation from Disasters, or SSPEED Center. Researchers there are trying to understand just how well (or not) […]
Posted on · We’re talking about some pretty dark stuff on today’s show. (Happy Halloween). First up, with just under a month left in another relatively quiet Atlantic hurricane season for Greater Houston, it’s natural for complacency to set it. But that’s just what worries the folks at Rice University’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education, and Evacuation from Disasters, […]