We begin with a trip down memory lane, since David was an early KPFT General Manager. Houston Tomorrow has been a part of our town for a long time, bringing folks together to think about planning for the future. Many of those plans have come to fruition, in one form or another, and David brings us up to date on things like changing transportation philosophy, Complete Communities and how the Mayor and city leaders are involved in making these thing happen.
One night, Ray Hill had to stay late at KPFT, waiting for a ride home. Not one wanting to be idle for any length of time, he stepped into the studio airing the next show, and this discussion followed. A fascinating look at decades of Houston history and Ray’s role in making it happen. Listen now
Marian Bell has been a part of Houston and healthy living for a long time. But this story is a new one–an up close experience next to Brays Bayou, through the floods that have plagued that neighborhood for a long time. Marian, her 96 year old mother, and her neighbors were ready, but Harvey’s waters jumped instantly, and the fire department boats became Plan B. The conversation is intertwined with the importance of community and the value of perseverance–over the year that’s followed. We can talk about Harvey from afar, but for those with 4 feet of water in their homes, Harvey fills every day. Listen now
The Urban Harvest Farmers’ Market is a place, a place where people come together and learn about their food and farmers–and learn about a lot of other things as well–the Pup Squad is one the market’s wonderful “other things”. Here, you can meet a bunch of adoptable hounds and learn about all the things that go into the adoption process. LInda and Tyler talk about their experience with the Pup Squad project, and Tyler’s dog, Tucker, demonstrates the joy of being a part of Pup Squad.
Gypsy Walker began the Children’s Prison Art Project 24 years ago. Kids in jail commit to an art or theater project at the jail for a protracted time, and over that time put a part of themselves into art. You’ve hopefully already scrolled the paintings they’ve done (shown on the website), think about what a play might involve. Gypsy and Gabriela talk about the creative process that is also the structure missing in most of the young inmate’s lives. Give a listen to a discussion you may never hear the likes of again. Listen now
Weekly radio report on the state of our ecological health every Tuesday at 3pm on 90.1 FM KPFT Houston,TX.