Jim comes in to talk about the future. And, if we want the future that come close to our vision, we have to give a little and talk to the “other side”. This leads to a discussion of how far we have come, and how the “other side” has done a great deal to help. Just gotta’ keep up the pressure–on all of us. Oh, and there are some new poems.
Harris County’s 2.5 billion dollar bond has passed, now what? Karen and Jonathan talk about how projects will proceed now that the vote is in–many were well along in the planning, engineering and permitting stages. They discuss the things they learned at the 23 public input meetings–there will be additional public meetings as the projects move forward. We also talk about how we can stay informed–about the projects and also how Harris County Flood Control functions as a source of information that we need to know well before the next storm (that comes with a flood).
The Women’s Home has been a part of our Houston for 60 years and Anna comes on to tell us why. She is the CEO of this work that involves treatment spaces, affordable housing and an infrastructure that includes the Cottage Shop, a few blocks from this radio station. This is a show about what happens when good people work together to produce an outcome–and those who work the very hardest are the women in the recovery program.
FLOOD BONDS coming up for your vote this Saturday. Jim has some wise words about how the process is happening and what we have to do after the election–win or lose. It is up to us to make our voices heard, and flooding is the political, yes political, issue that brings it all home.
This is a great Harvey wrap: What happened and what are we going to do about it? Andrew, West Street Recovery, starts off with what the ad hoc group of volunteers has done over this past year–from rebuilds to testifying before the Texas senate, and then talks of solid, doable plans for the future. Bryan is here to talk about the upcoming People’sTribunal on Hurricane Harvey Recovery, taking place at TSU, the evening of August 24 and all the next day–an opportunity to hear stories (testimony) and make decisions (judgments) about what is to be done.