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Listener Comments: Why Waller Co. Landfill Isn’t a Case of NIMBY

Posted on · We share some feedback from your fellow listeners about recent programs, including some thoughts from Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting. The former longtime investigative reporter for KTRK ABC 13 has been consulting and investigating for opponents of the proposed landfill off Highway 6 near Hempstead in Waller County, northwest of Houston. He tells us why he thinks […]

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Austin Tice and Talk to the Family Doctor: Houston Matters for Thurs., Aug. 14, 2014

Posted on · Two years ago today, Houston native and freelance journalist Austin Tice disappeared while covering the conflict in Syria. Tice grew up dreaming of becoming an international correspondent for NPR. That dream became his parents’ nightmare when Tice vanished. While many believe he was kidnapped, there has been no indication of what happened to him since a video […]

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Waller County Landfill, NIMBY, and Juries: Houston Matters for Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

Posted on · An ongoing battle over a proposed landfill in Waller County underscores how “NIMBYism” plays into so many important issues and ideas. From landfills to power plants, prisons to shopping malls, airports to seaports, there are all manner of developments that some communities may find valuable, provided they’re located someplace else. Toxic waste dump? Sure! Just “not […]