Dan Phillips is an icon in many worlds. He builds small homes in Huntsville that incorporate his ideas, art, space, builder apprenticeship and many other things. Download this discussion–it’s a pretty good sum up of Dan (if we do say so ourselves), listen to it again, and at the same time go to the photos on Phoenix Commotion and take a tour of his work–a Dan Phillips immersion.
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.