Andrew Cobb and Cavanaugh Nweze

October 10, 2017

Andrew and Cavanaugh, friends through gardening projects, started what was to become WestStreetRecovery on that fateful Saturday night of Harvey.  Andrew found “boats” and bicycles, Cavanaugh found supplies,  and that night and ever since, they coordinated (thanks to social media and lots of good volunteers)  delivery and rescue in the flooded neighborhood.  Now, they’re continuing the work with all the things needed for the neighborhood’s recovery and then the future.–the website shows how.  This is an amazing story about LOCAL work to solve problems in a crisis.

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Kathy Vossler

October 3, 2017

There is a lot to an unplanned event, like Harvey, that needs to be examined.  Are you ready when something, anything like this, happens again?  Kathy comes back to talk more about the aftermath of the flood and the living case history of 2100 Memorial, the old Holiday Inn right out of downtown.  It was home to about 200 folks before the storm, lower floor flooded out, Houston Housing Authority gave all a one week eviction notice, and it’s now in court.  This is one story, there are many more–with the common thread of displacement, loss of independence, and uncertainty that happens with all very large storms.  We talk about what each of us can do.
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Lisa Helfman

September 26, 2017

Brighter Bites is the process and the project, a Houston creation that has spread even to New York City (of all places).  Lisa tells of her history (her kids and food choices), how this all got started, where it’s gotten, and where it’s going–and how they kept on distributing (not so perishable) fresh fruits and vegetables, especially during Harvey.  This is a great show about what Houston folks can do.

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Jim Blackburn and What Can Be Done About Houston Flooding Right NOW!

September 19, 2016

This is a very positive piece about what Houston can do in the next few months.  Reservoirs virtually shovel ready, detention parks in the buyouts, lots more.  Nothing fancy, just ways to come out of this a great city.  Download this one, listen to it again, and then put it to work.  Jim goes through everything about this flood, past history, and those to come.  His work at the SSpeed Center and Baker Institute provides the details, but this is the distillation.

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