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.
Trees for Houston has been a part of this city for a long time. They plant about 20,000 trees a year and there’s a Trees project near you. Barry Ward talks of the work they do, the challenges and the satisfaction that all the Trees folks have in providing something lasting for our city. Listen, and if you, your organization, or you know of an place that would benefit from their work, let them know.
Sarah, her husband and her mother started this small business, Bye-You-Bug a few years ago. The idea is simple: find a need, find an environmentally and people friendly solution, then do the things necessary to put the plan into action. In Houston, mosquitoes and how to deal with them–that’s the need, natural rather than chemically-based is part of the solution, researching ancient solutions, testing those and coming up with what works was the hard part. We talk about this and how it works in the world around us, an ever changing world right here in Houston.