Jim Blackburn joins us for a two week series on the state of the Texas Coast. The basis of the discussion is his annual “Holiday Coastal Newsletter, 2017”, and this takes us on a coast-long journey to visit issues that impact us all–from the devastation of Harvey to the hope for freshwater inflow obligations to keep our bays alive and resilient. Podcast this set and listen to it over your year end travels.
This is a wonderful story about starting a business, Edible Houston, finding out that Houston really will support a niche print publication, and then getting to be a part of the interesting things about food, farming, cooking and all that goes along–and what comes along was Harvey, but people pitched in, things got done, and you can pick up the next issue all around town. Of course, it’s full of stories of resilience and people helping people and giving back.
Today, we reflect on the success of the recent fund drive and talk about ways that the station (and just about everything else) has changed and may change again. We consider negativity and the effect of problems so large that we (one of us) withdraw and look only to what may be done locally. And what better forum than your own LOCAL station, KPFT.
What if Houston had to suddenly change its economy–no longer dependent on the oil, gas and chemical industries? Could we do things that would employ those who depend on fossil fuels now? Jim talks about this, brings in some poetry. Podcast it all and–
NOVEMBER 4, 10-2, JUDSON ROBINSON CENTER (HERMANN DRIVE AND ALMEDA) Be there for the Herb Society’s 45th annual Herb Fair: plants, things made from herbs, books, crafts, recipes–and most of all, ADVICE about herbs here in Houston and how you can be part of this wonderful group.