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. Listen now
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.
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.
Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, and part of the recovery is finding out what we should be doing in the legal and other paperwork realm, in order to make sure we take care of that side of the equation. Kathy Vossler, a local attorney who lost her home during TS Allison, comes on to talk the process following such a loss. This is about tax extensions, filing forms, insurance claims, record keeping and more–and a retrospective about what to do differently.
Hitaji, a longtime volunteer at KPFT, comes in to talk about her life and her work and changes in both. The discussion soon turns to the flood and how we can deal with its effects in the weeks and months to come.