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"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

03:22 min | 2 months ago

"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

"The aid And i think that our focus has really been on getting the aid administered and certainly in the in the heroes bill there was a framework that helped direct the funding where it was most needed and making sure that all local governments that we're going to get the aid Were the money actually got there. And that's one of the challenges that we've seen even here in texas That funding has come in to date to help address the kobe pandemic that has not been Directed as congress intended for it to go to some of the local governments There are real challenges about administering the aid and certainly congress has the ability to get better direct or explicitly direct states that get the get the funding distributed That is something i'd like to see. I wanna make sure that the communities here In my district and communities across the state money and the funds that congress intended for them to get we saw with the cares act. Money that While money would directly allocated to houston in harris county because of their size than the smaller municipalities. Were supposed to get money from the state And it didn't work exactly congress intended and instead many of them because they're within harris county had to harris county for that funding And so you know. I do think that congress means to express how the funds should be allocated And i think you know. Our objective is to get assistance to people across the country in every state. Who need it. i certainly agree with you that we should all be wearing masks. Keeping our social distance washing our hands doing all the things we can to protect members across our community. And i think that that is all of our responsibility to work together to make sure that we are doing everything we can to keep our neighbors safe But the the provision of aid. I think has been so vitally important than what we've seen in terms of the the money from the caradoc. That's come down and hopefully from this next round Will really be essential to Helping communities respond to this pandemic and helping them Have the resources they need to take. The public health steps that are required to inform and educate their their residents And make sure. And i think you know here in houston harris county. I think we're very lucky. We have very strong Harris county public health and the city of houston. Come down a terrific job But it is. It is really essential that we are able to communicate and to get accurate and reliable formation out throughout our community And i think that that's a place where the federal government has an important role to play. And i am very hopeful that what we'll see continuing into the new year is consistent guidance. From the cdc from From the federal government in in every agency at every level so that we all know what we need to combat. This this pandemic we're talking with houston area congresswoman lizzie fletcher. She represents the texas seventh congressional district. This is houston matters. I'm craig cohen and and this isn't strictly speaking a matter for congress so much as the state legislature but it ties into what you were just saying about. State funding can texas combat the corona virus..

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"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

05:47 min | 2 months ago

"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

"This is houston matters. I'm craig cohen lawmakers in washington are trying to come together on a corona virus relief package and a spending bill that's due by the end of the week every tuesday we offer you an opportunity to speak directly with an area elected official and today in light of those efforts and other developments in national politics we invited and welcome back houston area congresswoman lizzie fletcher who represents texas seventh congressional district congresswoman. Welcome back to houston matters. Thanks so much for having me craig. I'm glad to be with you while i have questions for the congresswoman. This time really is for you. So i hope you'll take advantage of it and call us at seven one. Three four four zero eight seventy you can email us at talk at houston matters dot org congresswoman. I can you offer any update on those efforts to negotiate a pandemic aid package and to spending bill. Sure i'm glad to as you know Ever since we passed several bills back in the spring. There's been an ongoing debate between the house and senate. The house has passed to additional bills But we are getting to the end of the year. There is a big push to get A package out and There was just this week A a new package. It's been proposed. That seems to have a lot of support So there have been signals that That supporters in the senate bipartisan supporters. In the senate as well as in the house are interested in moving it forward the discussions are still going on and there is a hope that we will tie that together with our appropriations bills that often need to be passed by the end of the year to keep funding the government We actually passed a short term one week extension last week and so we expect to pass those appropriations this week. A big spending package and either separately or combining in A package for covid relief. This particular package that seems to have the most Support right now is about seven hundred and forty eight billion dollar aid package That it's principally geared towards Additional unemployment benefits at three hundred dollars a week. food assistant student loan for baronets for Farrant funding for small businesses. Which has been a real priority here..

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"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

05:32 min | 3 months ago

"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

"The head of harris county public health is leaving. Dr wu sean nounce tuesday. He's heading to washington state to be its new secretary of health. I'm craig cohen today on houston matters talked about the new job and the state of the pandemic and the department. He's leaving houston matters. With preg- cohen is a production of houston public media with support from cigna together. All the way also this hour as college students travel over thanksgiving we learn about the precautions. Area universities are taking amid increasing cases of covid nineteen also ahead the president fires. The director of homeland security after his department calls the twenty twenty election. The most secure in american history but discussed this and other developments in this week's political roundup plus as we take another small step in space exploration. We consider the impact on long lasting sci fi universes add on the very real scientists who work here in space city. We'll start with a news update from npr news. Eighty eight seven. Stay with us. This is houston matters. I'm craig in good morning as college. Students had home for thanksgiving. Some texas universities are taking extra precautions in the face of increasing cases of covid nineteen while others are in well not doing very much at all. We'll learn more ahead. We also talk with the head of. Houston i this hour about how to rethink local government corporation dedicated to large scale events. It can't hold in a pandemic. i though harris county public health executive director. Dr shawn ounce tuesday. He's leaving the department. He's led since twenty thirteen to become washington state's new secretary of health. He joins us now. Dr shock congrats on the new gig. Welcome back to the show. Crag it's as you can imagine but Thanks for having me and thanks for the congratulations. Why have you decided to take on this new challenge in the state of washington. Well it's You know let me. Let me just say Again with mentioned about the sweet piece is that there's just so much that we have accomplished here and and so many incredible incredible staff members Department leadership and and just across the community cross county government but across the community. That have just done. Just such an amazing job It is really hard to leave. But i will tell you that what you know it. Opportunities are when they come before you and i was asked by governor ins lease Administration to join as the secretary of health. And it's an incredible privilege and honor to be asked for that And certainly i'm hopeful to be able to take that experience from here and what i've learned and been able to do here in harris county to state level and some excited about that..

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"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

05:45 min | 4 months ago

"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

"We turn our to some newly elected officials in the greater houston area. I'm craig cohen today on. Houston matters we talk with two republican. Tom ramsey the newly elected harris county. Commissioner precinct three and democrat and johnson the newly elected representative of the one hundred thirty fourth district in the texas house houston matters with gregg cohen. A production of houston public media with support from cigna together. All the way also this hour a newly directed courtroom seeks to offer safe harbor in houston municipal courts. An author examines his efforts to establish his black identity in an overwhelmingly white world. And some of the best golfers in the world are teeing off today at the newly redesigned memorial park golf course in opening round action of the houston open and for the first time since march spectators are.

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"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

04:16 min | 4 months ago

"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

"Webinar on november twelfth called after our g american democracy and the future of the supreme court. Thank you both for talking with us. Thank you very much. Thank you very much them just ahead while we can't condone stress eating if you feel the need to these days. It's understandable why you might be on this election day in particular searching for some love houston comfort food. Our full menu foodies have suggestions is houston matters continues. This is houston matters. I'm craig cohen if the phrase eating your feelings resonates particularly strongly with you this year we are right there with you as we look to turn the corner on a stressful election cycle and hobble along to the end of a terrible horrible no good very bad pandemic laden year our menu foodies stand ready to share some of the local houston fair they find delicious and comforting during trying times. This elise.

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"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

03:31 min | 4 months ago

"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

"One week after the Texas Supreme Court turned away a challenge to Harris County's drive thru voting lanes a new petition from a lot of the same people as asking the same court to reject any votes already cast that way. I'm Craig Cohen Today on Houston matters what we know about this latest petition and whether the State Supreme Court, would even be inclined to hear it after some one hundred thousand through votes have been cast Houston matters with Gregg Cohen is a production of Houston public. With support from CIGNA together all the way. Also this hour why this latest court petition is just one of many many examples of efforts to limit voting in Texas. In recent years a new study says it's harder to vote in the lone star state than anywhere else in the country also ahead for all the attention on the presidential race in Senate and congressional campaigns the one for mayor in parallel baby. The most intriguing of all, we'll start with the news update from NPR news eighty, eight, seven stay with us. This.

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"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

04:39 min | 4 months ago

"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

"I'm Craig Cohen last month for museums including the Museum of Fine Arts. Houston owned an art show due to concerns over how imagery within them would be received. The exhibit features the Work of Twentieth Century Artist Philip Guston, and it includes some one hundred, twenty, five paintings and seventy drawings some two dozen of which contain images that evoke the KKK. Those images have been somewhat polarizing in the art world many see them as subversive and cartoonish a reference to Guston's experiences with racism is a Jewish immigrant reacting to the Klan's presence in California back in the nineteen thirties others have a hard time seeing past the images themselves and what they may interpret as racist connotations. Would displaying them in two thousand and twenty. Be a demonstration of a willingness to engage in this year's ongoing national dialogue surrounding systemic racism or with the images themselves. Absent context be perceived as tone-deaf leading to backlash against the museums. Could be a little from column a little bit from column. B. Gary. Tindaro. Director of MFA H. Told, Texas monthly of the exhibits postponement quote emotion is so heightened right now it's difficult to have a reasonable exchange of views in the current climate. The museum's decision to postpone the exhibit until two thousand, twenty four has sparked a great debate in the art world is such a move a sign of sensitivity or form of censorship is at a recognition of the atmosphere in which art is displayed or fear that however the arts interpreted, the museum will be blamed for property reading the room. Of course, by postponing some argue, that's just what MFA H. and the other three museums have done Houston artists. David McGee has employed racially charged imagery in his own work. He joins US, now? David. Welcome. To Houston matters. All thanks for having me appreciate your joining us as we chat. We welcome any thoughts you have over this in particular over whether when and how art is displayed show that take into account the climate that surrounds it. Call us at seven, three, four, four, zero, eight, seventy or you can email us at talk at Houston. Matters Dot. Org I guess let's start with this particular issue. In your reaction to it, what's your take.

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"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

05:29 min | 4 months ago

"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

"This is Houston matters. I'm Craig Cohen houston-based writer and activist Egypt Pandit uses her voice her feet and her vote to effect change and thinks you should too. It took part in lecture Friday presented by the Heritage Society at Sam Houston, Park exploring what women have done and continue to do to bring about that change. She tells Houston Matters Michael Hegarty in recent years it's been more challenging to get some to engage because we kind of we've gotten this months and years of the news about what Congress is trying to do in their unable to has things like relief for folks suffering right now, and that feeling of gridlock and polarity really trickles down into all of our sense of what's possible and so we kind of have an uphill battle in the work that I do engaging people to say. No. Actually in local politics local, you know legislative efforts. There is space for social change to happen and it behooves all of us to know what's happening in Congress because I think one of the things that that happens you kind of get frustrated and you turn away and that kind of disengagement is totally understandable. We all have bad news fatigue right now and I think the antidote to that, and the way that we feel empowered is by feeling like we have a sense of what's going on you understand what's happening. We know how what our politicians and our legislators than representatives are doing or us and we have a way of engaging. And still our work is really to kind of demystify all of that into me ground people in what matters to that and be able to translate that into policy asks and it's a multi step process but it is really empowering when you feel like you are actively engaged in your civic life. Different tactics that people are ten these days if they're saying, okay. Well, writing bombarding my senator with emails or letters does that really You know do anything feeling like an apathy about that feeling cynical about the ability that to make changes or protests or anything these days? Is there a tactics being taken? You feel like we're working more these days? Yeah. I think there are this is where it really I'm not an historian but these these are days where I think it matters to pay attention to movements for social change throughout history because it helps to kind of see how folks advocated through pretty bleak times you know and it's Kind of a kitchen sink approach you sort of do what you have energy to do. So if that is you know doing some marches and doing letter writing campaign, some people have a lot of energy for calling their representatives over and over again some people can re are willing to write emails. Other people are really doing I. Mean I think there's been this beautiful reconnection to mutual aid efforts where people are kind of looking to each other inside communities. This is something that people have done throughout history is provide the care and the kind of you know whatever support people need that are around you looking to your immediate community..

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"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

05:27 min | 6 months ago

"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

"This is Houston matters I'm Craig Cohen Alright politics one show especially as we hit the home stretch here for the upcoming presidential election, we're getting our plans together here for some candidate interviews for you. In the coming weeks, we're going to have a lot of time devoted to talking politics over the next sixty days or so for the rest of this week where we can, we're going to take just a little bit of a break from it all. So. For example now, instead here is a favorite interview of the Houston Matters Team from recent years, and after we listen back to it, I'm going to explain why it stands out to us. It's not what you think back in two thousand, seventeen actor and comedian I actually I don't even know what you think but whatever it is you think that's not what you're not. Why is back in? Two thousand seventeen actor and comedian cheech Marin visited. Houston to serve as the Grand Marshall of that year's art car parade I spoke with him about his life and career starting with how and when he first became known as Cheech. Day. Two of my fabled existence I came home my mother brought me home from the hospital and when kids I bore under like real small curled up you know. They just came out of the womb and my uncle Donald looked into the crib and in Spanish. But as you won't you chat on it looks like a little teach I don and teach out on or pork rinds or you know. The pigskins and cruel up. Then that's what I looked like. That was my name in the family. What a lovely compliment to start off your life. So I guess and it just it. It stuck from that moment everybody in the family call me teach my mother called me Richard but everybody else coming..

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"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

03:05 min | 6 months ago

"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

"The trump administration is halting residential fictions nationwide through the end of the year I'm Craig Cohen Today on Houston Matters News Eighty eight seven. Joins US dig into what this means for Houston renters landlords. Also this hour dueling lawsuits over mail in balloting a last minute financial push from the state to promote the Census and why the League of women voters is being rebuffed by post offices. There's political jockeying behind it all we'll talk through it in our political roundout. After that will probably all want a little diversion from politics. Well, we will supply that in the second half of today's show with one of our favorite past interviews with comedian and actor. Cheech. Marin explain why it's a favourite plus Houston matters Brenda Valdevieso talks with to Houston's who've taken up what some consider an anachronism and others lost skill writing letters. By hand we'll start off with a news update from NPR stay with us. This is Houston matters. I'm Craig Cohen Good Morning the battle over mail in balloting is being waged on two fronts in court and a bit will explore the politics behind those efforts with political analysts Rene Cross and Mark Jones, plus later why some Huston have taken up good old fashioned letter writing and one of our favorite interviews from recent years. But not just because it was with Cheech Marin first up, let's check in with news eight, hundred, Seventy Robinson here with some of what matters to Houston today covert nineteen related and otherwise Good Morning Eddie Good Morning Craig Yeah we're getting Houston reaction to. News of the CDC, issuing an order that effectively stops fictions across the country through the end of the year. The city of Houston has seen close to ten thousand evictions since mid-march the second most in the country according to the Princeton lab believe you'll be chatting about this with our own Jen Rice who spoke to an attorney who says this action only delays rather than prevent evictions meanwhile, the move is being made in an effort to prevent the spread of Corona virus statewide more than four thousand Texans are in the hospital for Covid Nineteen Craig. That's seven hundred fewer than a week ago also. The number, of Covid, nineteen patients currently taking up ICU hospital beds that's going down to the number of fatalities due to this disease. It's only going down slightly with the state reporting some one, hundred, forty, five deaths with covid nineteen yesterday brings the death toll at almost twelve thousand, seven, hundred Texans who've passed away but there's one number Craig one number that I always love to see increase. That's the estimated recovery number health officials across the state. Tell us that about five hundred, fifteen thousand patients are improving and treatment measures are working out zooming in locally to our area here in Greater Houston. The spread of the disease according to health authorities is increasing the Texas medical. Center says they're seeing seven straight days of increases and the number of covid nineteen positive cases..

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"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

08:04 min | 6 months ago

"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

"As it made landfall at an astonishing one, hundred, fifty miles per hour overnight the category four storm landed a bit further east than anticipated in Cameron. Parish Louisiana that spared much of the Houston area and lessened the storm's impact on Texas communities closer to the Louisiana border. But the damage done to communities from West. Central Louisiana to that border with Texas is just starting to be realized. In these first hours of daylight, Laura has left hundreds of thousands without power highways littered with debris. I ten close down in some sections, and while the storm has weakened as it's moved inland, it's still carries extremely dangerous winds I'm Craig Cohen Today on Houston matters what happened overnight with communities to our east experienced and how we can help. We'll start with a news update from NPR and then talked through what did and did not happen with Hurricane Laura stay with us. This is Houston matters I'm Craig Cohen Good Morning in the end hurricane. Laura, was even stronger than expected and landed even a little further east that meant good fortune for Houston less of an impact for Beaumont and bad news for communities in western Louisiana from Lake Charles to Cameron parish were Laura Landfall after midnight at one hundred, fifty miles per hour this hour will do what we can. To assess Laura's impact on Texas communities to our south and east as it has occurred if it has occurred, will also try to get a sense of how we can help likely more devastated communities across the border into Louisiana I. Let's walk through what we know about what happened overnight, and where we stand this morning news eighty, eight, Seventy Robinson is here with the very latest good morning. Good morning, Craig. That's right following multiple days of officials calling on residents to take this storm seriously, Houston for the most part was spared by Hurricane Laura hit landfall like you said, overnight just before a. m. as a cat four near cat five hurricane or Cameron Louisiana as thirty miles southeast of orange. Texas Governor Greg Abbott Craig made an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America just a few moments ago and said that about five to ten thousand coastal area residents evacuated from the storm and so far. There are no reports of fatalities. Lives may have been sade as a result of those who fled from areas in port author, Beaumont in Orange Texas and really Craig. Most of East Texas was largely spared from severe impacts of Laura as Port Authors Mayor Thurman Bardy spoke to NPR's morning edition and said that there had been minimal damage and was thankful for how the City Fared as port author. If you recall was one of the first cities in Texas to order evacuations ahead of the storm, of course, there'd been concerns of how evacuations would potentially be complicated by the corona virus pandemic. The mayor said that he felt. Pretty good about the decision to issue mandatory leaves. Emergency managers have accu is practice social distancing many wore masks evacuation buses had wipes and disinfectant on hand and hotel rooms were used across the state instead of large shelters. Now, closer to Houston Galveston county officials are saying it's safe to return to the area except for Bolivar Peninsula state. Highway Eighty seven, one, twenty four are still being cleared of of debris by Tex-. I by tax dot but they're expected to be opened later today the agencies also assessing conditions to restart ferry service to the peninsula. Houston's transit authority. Metro. Says it will resume regular service later this morning with Hov Hov lanes continuing its normal operators operation hours. So in essence Craig, it's it's back to for the immediate greater Houston region as we prepare for another hot sunny day. Thank you very much Eddie. You got these idiots sevens. Eddie Robinson. So Sounds like the Houston area really dodged this one. Let's learn a little more about how Laura landed overnight and the status of the diminishing but still very dangerous storm now as it moves further. Last word I heard was shreveport may be under threat. Now Space City weather founder in meteorologist Eric Burgers back with US Good Morning Eric. Hey, good morning Craig. So we are right really fortunate this storm shifted even further east as it landed last night. Aren't we? Yeah. The landfall it made actually came in about thirty five miles. East of the Texas Louisiana border. And so that was really enough to move the entire Houston Metro area out of the tropical storm win field, and so that's why last night you know we saw some gusts in the thirties across the area but really nothing serious at all that that made a big difference in terms of power outages we worried that maybe there would be some. There were almost none So that was really a big deal a less fortunately we kinda need some rain and didn't really pick up any, but that's a pretty small price paid given the potential devastation. Yeah. I'm fine with that trade off. Where we're we're, where is Laura Right now? I'd moving up sort of the the western boundary of of Texas and Louisiana on the. Side and and you're right. It is headed for Shreveport fortunately, it is continuing to weaken. As it moves inland, it had one hundred mph sustained winds at about seven o'clock this morning. But again, that was probably a fairly a fairly small area. So it's moving rapidly to the north and it'll push the northeast and. And Be Gone silent thank goodness. Yeah indeed how how much longer might we anticipate It would bring hurricane force winds. It will probably weaken to a tropical storm later today probably sometime this afternoon. Okay. Eric Berger, from space, city whether thanks. For joining us today. But throughout the week, we appreciate it. Anytime anytime. Joining us now is meteorologist Jeff Lindner with the Harris County, flood control, District Jeff Welcome. Good Morning. How are you? I'm all right and yourself. Tired good. Probably. Happy that. That you don't have. The the enormous weight of the world that I recall you head on your shoulders during Harvey. The West side of Houston's dry as a bone. This morning is the same true for the rest of Harris. County. Yeah we see any rainfall overnight. We actually had rainfall yesterday with a couple of those outer rain bands that moved through than we did with the core, the hurricane, and you know as Eric said, we had that shift a little bit to the east there and it was just enough to pull us out of the Rain Shield and also the hurricane contracted in as it strengthened yesterday rapidly and and pulled that wind and rain in toward that core So here in Houston, we did not get really any impacts at all and most of southeast, Texas in fact and get. Much impacts which you know in this case the. Thing for us, but it's an unfortunate situation for those folks in southwest Louisiana Yeah. Let's let's turn our attention now to that I know you've seen some of the early images of devastation in Lake Charles, in particular, can you describe what Laura's left there? Yeah. It looks like you had fairly typical category three low in category four wins there and Lake Charles you know I was over and Michael in the Florida panhandle a couple of years ago when that was a category five hurricane and there certainly some differences that I'm seeing what the early images one thing I'll caution is that a lot of times we don't know a whole lot until twelve or even twenty four hours after the hurricane hit. for example, we have heard nothing from Cameron and the. Hack Barry and holly each that had the devastating storms or overnight and it's just going to take time to get folks down there to see what kind of damage happened But as far as we see in Lake. Charles a lot of power outages a lot of structural damage roofs off windows blown out tree down brick walls.

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"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

08:19 min | 6 months ago

"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

"While Marco weakens as it closes in on the Louisiana Coast Tropical Storm Laura is expected to make landfall Wednesday night or Thursday probably somewhere between Galveston island and the South Central Louisiana coast unless it doesn't shift further east gives us breathing room shift further western we could be in the storm's track I'm Craig Cohen Today on Houston matters why they're still not certainty about Laura's track what that means for us in why should be prepared either way will walk through it all with meteorologist Eric Berger from space city weather we'll also check in with the National Weather Service Also ahead while the threat of severe weather may bring you anxiety. Remember it's no picnic for your pets veterinarian Dr Lori Taylor has tips and will feel your questions. We'll start with a news update from NPR and the latest on the weather covert nineteen and all the rest stay with us. This is Houston matters. I'm Craig Cohen Good Morning While to tropical storms threaten the Gulf Coast One Marco appears headed for Louisiana with potentially a little impact on Houston and the other Laura could steer east of us or not the latest forecast ahead, and we'll discuss why it's been so hard to date to get a clear sense of the track of these. Tropical storms first up, let's dig into some of what matters to Houston today from the weather to Covid nineteen and beyond here's news edits Eddie Robinson. Good. Morning Good Morning Craig happy Monday to you and to be quite honest I'll be listening in on your segment with forecaster Eric Burger space. City. Weather and I think it will also be checking in with. The National Weather Service as well. The latest update on this tropical activity, our own Davis Lan spoke with Francisco Sanchez morning of the emergency management at Harris County and Sanchez says impacts from Tropical Storm Marco will likely be limited but rain from that storm could saturate the ground and cause more problems. If additional rain arrives from Laura, we'll just have to see. How things unfold this week though I'd like to add that later this afternoon Craig around one o'clock Harris County. Judge Lena Hidalgo Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner along with other emergency officials will be on hand to discuss more of tropical storm Laura's path, and they'll also go over what steps residents should take to prepare for the tropical weather. Again, that's today at one o'clock. Also, speaking of the storm, some fifty, eight percent of the Gulf of Mexico's oil production had been shut down yesterday. The storms are threatening oil rigs and platforms out in the Gulf forty five percent of the Gulf's natural gas production was also shutdown Sunday with some workers already evacuated from over one hundred production platforms and from half of the stationary drilling rig operations as a precaution. Amid all this storm News, we cannot forget about the corona virus locally covert nineteen effective reproduction rate in the Houston area. That rate continues to slow just this past Saturday. The rate was below one for the thirteenth day in a row, meaning that the spread of the virus is slowing statewide. Texas has its lowest number of people in the hospital for the disease and more than eight weeks about fifty one hundred people were reported in the hospital, for Covid, nineteen on Sunday that continues a decline in hospitalizations that we've seen for several weeks. Now, still craig the number of patients hospitalized. Than Double, what it was from April to mid June. Now, health officials are also seeing a slight decline in the number of deaths from covid nineteen being reported each day. But on a positive note, the number of patients recovering from the virus is increasing about four, hundred, fifty, two, thousand patients are on their way to beating this disease Craig. So that's a lot of good news in comparison to where the peaks have been but a again sort of a reminder that you know we think of kind of where our minds were. As. You said April through mid. June and we're still seeing numbers that are twice as large as they they were then. So I, think that's important context also just the fact that people are. Logically and smartly preparing for the possibilities of tropical weather this week. Without freaking out about. That's all good. It's slightly good news. You know we'll take your word comes but again, it's all about you know taking precautions exactly news eighty seven's Eddie Robinson. Thanks very much. When last we spoke on Friday, it seemed like Marco was our concern and Laura was probably you know Florida's now both storms have shifted. Marco's less of a concern for US Laura is potentially more of one but do we really know what these storms will let's dig into it now with Eric Berger he's a meteorologist and founder of Space City Weather Eric Morning. Good than Craig, how are you? I'm all right and yourself. A little bit little bit stress advantage busy weekend, and it's GonNa be a busy week. Well, let's start with Marco and can we entirely dispense with that storm or will we feel that storms effects in some way here in the next twenty four, forty, eight hours We can pretty much entirely entirely dispense with Marco for the last forty eight hours or so we've had a pretty good sense of what that storm is GonNa do. It's GONNA head toward the Louisiana coast may move inland it may not. and the the low pressure center may actually ultimately track toward taxes along the coast, but it's not going to bring a big change in our weather because all of the storms that basically ensured away off to the north from from Marco. So you know I don't think it's going to saturate the grounds. We may see a little bit of wind from it, but but no big deal. I'll be bigger much bigger concern as Laura at this point. All right and what is the latest thinking with Laura. Well Houston is squarely in the threat area for Laura. The National Hurricane Center will come out with an update here at ten o'clock central. And I expect that that Houston will be pretty close to down the line on the track forecast. The modeling overnight has shifted a little bit more to the West. and. So we have real concerns about the potential for category two or category three hurricane to make landfall here late Wednesday or Thursday night. Now, I should say that there still is a lot of uncertainty in the models and so that the potential is there for it to come in anywhere from you know north of Corpus Christi, all the way to south western Louisiana unfortunately don't have great fidelity out on the track I it seems almost like not quite but maybe like a fifty fifty kind of kind of variable here of half of the models saying. Still be east of US the other. FCA. Now, we could really be in that mix. Yeah I think that's right. It's it's. It's pretty close I. Mean if I were to pick the percentage that Houston sees major affects from this hurricane, I would say about fifty fifty at this point. and we'll have to see what happens as the storm moves into the Gulf of Mexico you know in about twenty to twenty four hours. You mentioned the National Hurricane Center is going to have a an update here for us within the hour and the National Weather Service Houston Galveston. Office, of course has been doing these briefings right at nine am with the hurricane center we have Katie Landry, Guidon Senior Service hydrologist, and meteorologist from the National Weather Service on the line with us now, and she's going to join our conversation Katie Good Morning. Good Morning what can you tell us just right now at nine ten am where where are we in terms of Laura? Any any updates since overnight? Sure. So currently, we're not anticipating many changes to the forecast. We're still anticipating a landfall along the southwestern portion of Louisiana. looking at the models this morning, we are seeing some clustering close to the current forecast, which is good news that's allowing type a little bit more certainty in the fact that we would have a more at West Louisiana landfall. But with that said, there are still some of the models that are tracking to the western side of that as well as the eastern guy. So One of the things we.

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"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

06:30 min | 7 months ago

"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

"In lockstep with public health officials over how and when to bring students back to school. Some are not ten of them. In fact, they're telling Harris County health officials the county's roadmap to reopen schools to in person learning Amina continued indefinite closure that will be harmful to children. I'm Craig Cohen. Today on Houston Matters are education reporter Laura ice and seek walks us through the heightening debate over back to school plans. Also ahead if music truly soothes the soul, well, the rest. Of the hour may leave your solar max chill mode will learn how music may just be the bomb that healthcare workers need. Any stressful times we'll chat with Cam Franklin lead singer of the suffers about Gulf coast soul, and you never knew how much you wanted a Bass Solo. Until you hear Missy Mazzola dark with excessive bright performed by the Houston symphony principal bassist, we'll get things rolling with the news update from NPR, and then Eddie Robinson was some of what matters to Houston today stay with us. This Houston matters I'm Craig Cohen Good Morning. Some school districts are pushing back on county health officials, recommendations about when to return students to classrooms will learn more just ahead. Also, healthcare workers have been carrying for us for months who's caring for them plus the suffers Cam Franklin joins us for one of a few conversations. This hour about music I up news eight, hundred, seven's Eddie. Robinson is here with some of what matters to Houston, today covert and otherwise good morning. Eddie Yeah Good Morning Craig Yeah. Let's. Let's start this update this morning and talk about locally where we stand with COVID nineteen, we're hearing from health officials at Texas Medical Center hospitals. That fewer tests are being reported in the past few weeks and the positivity rate jumped up around ten percent the beginning of the week. But at the same time, Craig new hospitalizations have continued to fall dropping at an average of about two percent each day for the past week still though the number of new corona virus cases reported day is much higher than what most hospital leaders would prefer. Nearly fifteen hundred new cases were reported in the Houston area alone on Tuesday health officials want that number below two hundred. Okay. Now, let's zoom out for more statewide outlook fewer Texans are in the hospital. Cove nineteen that's a good sign. However, Texas hospitals are operating at roughly eighty percent capacity and they've been at that capacity since July at the start of the pandemic hospitals were about at sixty percent capacity. So Craig, all things considered new covid cases are slowly going down. Hospital admissions are slowly going down. But here in our state hundreds of deaths across Texas are being reported each day and we tend to look at this as just numbers. You know we're we're talking people here Craig hundreds of people dying from this disease Eddie I feel like I'm on an emotional Yoyo with you with every sentence. Because it's like things are going up and then sometimes things are going down. Yeah. But. That's what's happening with the deaths across Texas. It's the fourth time this month that over three hundred Texans have passed away due to complications of the virus. Ended June Texas had been reporting about fifty or fewer deaths each day so it is it's a Yoyo. Things could be looking promising one minute and then you think Oh my God, we've got some success but then you know corona virus cases. Increase. And before I leave Craig I just want to mention something about the November. Elections Harris County officials say they're determined to remove barriers to voting judge Lena Hidalgo in a webinar produced by the U H Hobby School of Public Affairs yesterday said that she's looking at increasing the number of polling locations for early voting Alikhan Day extending voting hours to ten PM as well as the creation of twenty four. Hour polling location. Meanwhile, the Harris County clerk has asked the governor to extend the deadline for receiving mail in ballots. GonNa, right now, the deadline for most mail ballots if postmarked by election day is five pm on November four th that's the day. After the election we'll Harris County is hoping the governor extends that to the following Monday November ninth, which is the same deadline for military voters here in Texas. US eight seventy Robinson. Thank you very much. You Got Creek. School districts in Greater Houston have pushed back against Harris, county public health officials recommendation that person learning be pushed back itself until October, or later if cova cases and positively rates don't drop enough clear Creek Fair Katie and Unbel- ISD superintendents are among those who wrote a joint letter to Harris County public health protesting the recommendation Lorenzi reports on education for news eighty, eight seven joins us now good. Morning Laura. Craig. What exactly does this letter say? Well, in total, it's at ten superintendent from the region who wrote it together, and you know other things that they point out is base sites some of the guidance statements from the American Academy of Pediatricians, pediatrics about the impact of social social isolation on children how being doing remote learning makes it difficult for schools to identify and respond to not just academic gaps, but also other social issues like child abuse depression, and so these ten superintendent. Who Together need school district's with almost half a million children they say they have to balance the wellbeing of children with their educational needs. So it really I think what's interesting is that they're interpreting this guidance from the Harris County health authorities that Harris County is saying, Oh, this has to be an indefinite closure of schools. That's what they say in the letter we can't do this indefinite closure, but that's not really what the county's guideline to reopen schools fed. Has there been any response yet from Harris County Public Health to to this particular. CHARGE IF YOU WANNA, call it from these superintendents. Sure I'm the Harris County Public Health Day responded with another letter, a doctor's new mayor, Shaw and Dr. Perez responded and said,.

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"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

01:37 min | 7 months ago

"craig cohen" Discussed on Houston Matters

"Good morning this is Houston matters. I'm Craig Cohen Coming up why BP's radically cutting oil and gas production over the next decade and what it means for Houston. Also, the politics of return to school our full menu foodies dish on Houston Restaurant Menus. Guild Lauder has in transportation use force and Josh's in share some ideas for how you can help out your fellow Houstonians as the pandemic drags on. But first, let's check in with. Eddie. Robinson with some of what matters to Houston today covid nineteen and otherwise good morning. Eddie Good Morning. Greg. Yeah I. I want to update you on how the State of Texas as a whole is dealing with Kobe nineteen, almost ninety two, hundred new corona virus cases have been reported across the state health officials are reporting two hundred, forty, five new deaths from the virus, and that's taken a grim toll along the Texas Border Governor Greg Abbott yesterday said the mcallen Convention Center is being used today to treat hundreds of patients who are expected to recover from the disease. The saints positivity rate has climbed to thirteen point eight. percent as of Monday now, locally Harris County officials are reporting about seven, hundred, twenty, three, new covert one, thousand, nine cases. That's the highest number of the county has reported in a single day, and that's getting county leaders worried that these high case numbers Craig will turn into hospitalizations which those hospital admission numbers are actually starting to come down. Harris health system officials say if this happens hospitals can management, but it won't be able to sustain it. That's why they're urging everyone to stay vigilant not let their guard down despite those hospital admission numbers decreasing, and so this.

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"craig cohen" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO

AM 1590 WCGO

08:15 min | 2 years ago

"craig cohen" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO

"Listening to the travel planners radio show and a place that we have visited albeit way too long ago and for way too short a time and that is St Paul Minnesota. Wow. And this time of the year. Kevin. I think is a great time. And we just got a press release from Nick, you sick, marketing and media relations manager about something. That's right up here. L E Kevin. And that's who beer. Welcome to the show. Nick, thanks for having me looking at this press release. I am genuinely impressed with the Kagan case market. That's a new food hall. That's one some accolades as I understand, tell us more. It's really only been open since the start of fall on this past year. So hasn't even been around that long, but people have been going crazy about it. Just because it's that special the relief, and I'll just kind of less than any other members of travel media know that it was in the competition for USA today. Ten best along with a lot of other notable, great new food halls around the country, and it took first place. And so that's why people have been raving about it. So say open because it is something very very special. Congratulations. That's great. Yeah. Sue mentioned I'm kinda the food year. And I'm a bit jaded when it comes to food markets because we have the nation's oldest market west of the Mississippi here sue lard market down in the south side of Saint Louis next destination unto itself to get there any day of the week anytime of the year. It's not unlike the great food markets of Europe. The guys are hawking their wares. And everything is just excitement and colorful. That's really what this looks like as well. Yeah. It is. I mean, it definitely I would say the destination in itself innocent looks. But the thing that maybe makes it a little different is a really intriguing because of the history of how this came to be and the name Kagan case, it's kind of a unique name, and that is because this is the former case warehouse of the historic Schmidt burry historic Schmidt brewery ground in Saint Paul no longer brew beer, you wouldn't know that driving by it's been well kept. Because most of the Berea was converted into artists loss in studio space, but this warehouse next door sat making an empty for a long long time pigeons flying around and bunch of garbage inside just not well taken care of. But Craig Cohen here say wrong. Digging for what could be and got the right partners involved and created a keg incase market. And the other thing that's interesting about it is although it took first place in this competition. I would say there's a chance that it might be one of the smaller ones on the list. It's not the biggest market, but it's just extremely high quality. So based on high-quality, there's plenty of pretending to spend a lot of time there, but it's not gonna take away all of your time. So it's one great stop that amount of time. But leave. For the rest of our great city here in Saint Paul's Saint Paul winters. I'm sure that the people really appreciate it. On average. There are twenty three businesses total in the marketplace. That includes the Mahler kind of counter service market style vendors in the space, but also the anchor tenants and some of the anchor tenants. We're obviously kind of key in this coming together with big notable restaurant named coming into play there. So that really kind of was the catalyst they think in terms of making sure this whole thing took off markets usually include a pretty broad spectrum of vendors. What else available at the taking case variety. Really? So the kind of anchor, and I was I was referring to there is they brought in well known chef Thomas steamer and his business partner. Nick grand. Call Thomas beamer is very well. No, not only around our community. But nationally, he's been on national television. He's done beat Bobby flay on the food network. All these kind of things he's opened up a number of restaurants around the twin cities the biggest one probably notice is revival and revival opened up as a small place in Minneapolis does really known for its southern cuisine fried chicken. They opened up a larger one in Saint Paul on Selby avenue that specialized in of barbecue menu. In addition to kind of the things they already known for. And then they signed on to be that first major anchor tenant in this marketplace, and they had two ideas one they opened up a counter, south service revival smoked meats that specializes in smoke meats, and they smoke all their stuff right there outside. But then they had this over the top crazy idea to open up. This new upscale dining restaurant experience that is called in bloom and the name kind of references, and the fact that they focus on kind of wild seasonal local reading something that in a large part reflects, Minnesota certain things like Denison. They have a whole kind of section benefits. But every single thing that they do and cook it in the restaurant is all cooked over open would flame in large hers in North America nicely done. You're going to see a little blue PT cruiser headed your way. Real shortly. I think. Wait until the weather change. Exactly. A lot of different styles of markets within the market, but I'm going to assume that with the farm-to-table type of atmosphere in the culinary world. Now, this is probably spawned. A few other restaurants around town and things says yes, really we have restaurants opening constantly and the Star Tribune newspaper surprise still to this day. We have two newspapers here in the twin cities starts covers kind of you know, a lot of state and metro, but there in Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper in Minneapolis and Saint Paul the dining seemed to be at for two thousand eighteen last year. So we have had this influx of great new restaurants coming in we already had a great farmers market. This is helping an example even just within the space itself to collaboration. In bloom users, the vendors within the space, the letters that specialized force before they have a fruiting chamber tower that you can actually see them growing mushrooms there on site indoors today in a very unique atmosphere. I guess. There's another vendor that has been case D hive area where they produce their own Honey on site. So they use it some pieces from all the vendors around them for their restaurant. I'm really interested in how the heck do they make organic cotton candy. They raise the price. I don't know the science behind it other than maybe they're basing it with organic cane sugar. I'm not even sure the science behind it. I just know that it's really good. And it's really fun to watch them spend a wheel of it. So there's also local artists pottery makers in florist and the list goes on and on congratulations on your wards there and one find out more about not only visiting Kagan case market, but Saint Paul in general as far as a tourist destination. Yeah. Absolutely. You can always check out our website. Of course. Visit Saint Paul dot com. We spelled Saint out essay, I n t make sure do that follow us on social media. We are sharing a lot of great content. We use all user generated content. Our Instagram's you'll see actual pulse from actual people who are listening the marketplace. And we're expanding our whole. New section of the website. Market. Just you. It's been that talked about deserve that much attention. So you can definitely check out more of their. I think we will come up before it gets too warm, though, still cool out there that way I can go through everything in the market back at in the back and still drive home and not worry about it. Nick. Thank you very much for joining us. And we look forward to visiting state ball is my pleasure. Thank you. Appreciate it. Great city. It is in. Yes. I know I have a preference for the food aspect of any destination. But if you want to see what a city is like at how it lives go to city market. It's an amazing display of the culinary skills of the area. And it's always colorful, take your camera. What are you going to Seattle where they throw the the other? That's something to see or the stalls of a Parisian market street vendors that are associated with the market. It's an amazing sight. If you're going to your hometown market. It's usually a great deal because this is where the restaurant tours and the wholesalers at all go to buy their foods, and you will find it much cheaper. And usually fresher better quality than what you would find in a supermarket or the quick trip or wherever you buy your groceries. It's just an amazing thing to see. Again, we want to thank you for listening and invite you to check out our YouTube site, YouTube dot com forward slash.

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"craig cohen" Discussed on Beats and Eats

Beats and Eats

03:31 min | 2 years ago

"craig cohen" Discussed on Beats and Eats

"I'm welcoming into the virtual lounge Craig Cohen from the slide cast it is everything Stallone from movies unit. I mean, the man just did a judge Dredd episode. That's all you need to know. Out creek Owen Craig thanks for joining me on the show for civil. Let's get to judge Dredd before we start talking creed to. Okay. All right. I dread. Okay. Not. I'm I'm a sly fanatic. I mean in one thousand nine hundred seventy six I was there in the audience watching rocky on the big screen as a ten year old. I loved the guy supported him hell Ivan paid money to go see daylight. Okay. But judge Dredd you've gotta tell me how you can. Do it episode on judge Dredd you fan? I'm judged of judge Dredd. Yes. The comic book and the the movie they've since made, but not the Stallone vehicle so much. It was just a really bad misstep in in his career. And the one thing we focus on in on this like cast, at least is, you know, we don't look it Salat, you know, slides career through you know, rose colored glasses. I mean, if he makes something that's subpar. We're gonna call him out on it. While the one thing I'll give him credit for with judge Dredd. I believe Diane lane is in that. Right. Yeah. Okay. Hard to make a bad movie with Diane lane. My God that woman is gorgeous. And especially back, then and I actually just saw streets of fire the other day for the first time in a long long time. I don't know if you're fan of that movie. But man, Diane lane stunning woman. Stay pari in that one. Yes, does actually been a guest on this show. He's great. I I love that dude. And yeah, that's that's awesome. That you were able to talk to him. Well, it was funny. It was like I think it was like the second episode of my show. Right. So he calls in and he's like who are you talking to where am I why am I on the show is great. And so, of course, my co host is pretty funny. It's like, Michael you're being heard worldwide. Because of course, you'll be in on a podcast and Paret had no idea at the time. What podcast was it was. It was that something you set up through an agent or how did that? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Absolutely. And usually a little tip. I tell people who podcast reach out to people via Twitter. Oh, right. Yeah. Especially if they have a new project, they're working on people love to talk about themselves to talk about themselves and their new projects. And then what you do is you talk about the new project, and then you kinda start to steer away from it. Right. But you gotta do family. Gotta do it subtly. You can't you can't just you can't just talk about it for split-second and say, hey, let's talk about streets of fire into that. Trek them there. Yeah. Exactly. But he was he's he was he was a great guess, but let's talk about Cree too. I was an -ticipant in this movie. I was counting down the days. And I gotta be honest when I heard the plot for Cree to and the involvement of the draw goes, I was very skeptical. And of course, it was very skeptical. When I heard sly was going to direct initially and everything tout great man, everything worked out great for this film. It's going to go over one hundred million dollars at box office this weekend. And I got admit I liked this movie better than I thought I was going to I mean going in. I mean, I'm biased I thought I'd give it three stars. But I liked it almost I say this almost as much as the original creed. Yeah. The the interesting thing is I think a lot of people were in a similar situation as you..

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"craig cohen" Discussed on Beats and Eats

Beats and Eats

02:45 min | 2 years ago

"craig cohen" Discussed on Beats and Eats

"The best in conversation in pop culture food music, movies comedy, you name it and you'll never know. We'll be dropping by to pay a visit. We've gotta show we need hosts. And here, they are tired, and Nick gel, the virtual lounges open. It's tirade without Nick gel show. And it's another addition of beets in eats. Nick is on assignment. I thought for today. We would talk about the sequel to creed creed to which opened at thanksgiving. Of course, it's part of the rocky franchise and as of this recording. It will go over one hundred million dollars, actually, we'll allow gross the first creed movie. When all is said and done and become one of the biggest boxing movies of all time. And I thought with it reaching this milestone, we'd reach out to. Somebody who knows a lot about Silvester Stallone. And you know, if you've listened to the show for many years, I am a huge fan of Stallone. And what he's achieved and his movies, not all of them have been huge successes, but many of them have and he has spawned many franchises. So I thought it only appropriate today with creed going over the hundred million dollar Mark at the box office cre- to that is I would welcome Craig Cohen from the sly cast on today's episode of beets and eats and Craig and his crew they dive deeply into all of Stallone's movies. In fact, they have one on the shelf right now. That's yet to be released. It's two hours, and it's one of all movies judge Dredd, but Creggan I gonna break down Craig to what we what creed to rather. What we liked about it what we didn't like about it. Both of us liked it very much. We didn't like it as much as the original creed. The first movie spawned from rocky four, but we. We did like cre- too. And we liked how Stallone was able to weave rocky for. Seamlessly. It seems like into cre- to how he was able to do it with such ease and Craig and I break that down. We talk about what we like about it what we don't like about it. And we also talk about the possibility of a creek three which no doubt is going to be on its way, especially with the rising star of Michael b Jordan. He's now been in three films that have made over one hundred million dollars being creed one Cree to and Black Panther, which was just a monster hit. So without further ado, let's welcome Craig Cohen into the virtual lounge, and let's talk all things cre- too. Don't touch that. Dial neck and tie. We'll be right back with more beats and eat..

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