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Fresh update on "houston" discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Like studio T for Taylor. That works as well. But Sarah, she's a Nebraska today, and she's in the podcasting dungeon. So that's not her everyday one, but I like to call this room she's in the podcasting dungeon. This is a 100% the dungeon because, I mean, they obviously can't see it because we're on an audio medium, but if you are from the Midwest and you have a basement, you know exactly what this looks like, no windows, just cozy and warm. So it is a dungeon, but it is, it's a cozy one. Yeah, I see, but Sarah, this is an outlier situation, right? And you're normally back east, either in your apartment, or you're at Bristol. And so we gotta come up with something more permanent than the dungeon. You know? Yeah. Yeah, I mean, Abbott audio is great. I'm a sucker for a good alliteration, but Sarah studios is also an alliteration. So I'm stumped. I've got here's my suggestion and you guys can shoot this down. I'm feeling less confident after hearing you talk about my suggestions. Taylor for you, I thought about the pulpit. You know? Working from working from the pulpit is Taylor Swift. How does that sound? Oh, the podcasting pulp, but I love it. I love it. You like that? Yeah. I like that. I love it. Yeah, I'm all in. Okay. Are you a writer buster? Do you write for a living? And then here for Sarah, here's what I got for you. The hanger. Which is a reference to Top Gun where you might find Miles Teller and you'll definitely find Sarah. What do you love it? So working from the hangar, all in. Yes. The hanger in the pulpit. I love it, dude. There we go. And Elizabeth, I want you to, you know, you can rebut mine, you could say, no, I reject those, but I appreciate the thought that you had on this. All right, the dam is about ready to break in the free agent market, just talking with agents the last 24 to 48 hours there. Predicting that you're going to see a rash of deals coming up. Today we'll talk with Paul and bikinis about which shortstop the Phillies are going to land. Sarah langs will join us to dig into some numbers. Mariners manager Scott service is going to join us to talk about the rule change that he thinks he's going to have a big impact on his team and the game. But first, some news and notes. Jose Abreu agreed to a three year deal with the Houston Astros, three years, 58 and a half $1 million. There's a lot of interesting stuff about him going to Houston as opposed to say the Red Sox who thought that he was going to be their number one target for this off season or the Cleveland guardians were also involved in that conversation. The White Sox used some of that money, savings from not signing Jose Abreu. They signed my clevinger to a one year $12 million deal. Carlos Santana signed a one year $6.7 million deal with the Pittsburgh pirates and union chief Tony Clark received an extension of 5 years. This was kind of a surprise for me. I thought there was a chance that Tony Clark would want to move on and go someplace else and do something else. But he's going to be leaving the union again for another 5 years that Toronto Blue Jays hired Don Mattingly to be their bench coach moving forward. He had told people that he wanted to stay in baseball after departing his manager of the Miami Marlins. Taylor, what else you got? Buster, this weekend is conference championship weekend in college football and the college football's final rankings will be announced. Sunday, along with all the other bull announcements for teams that didn't make the playoffs or get your final four, you're gonna get all your bowls and we're gonna have you covered on ESPN's college game day podcast with ree Davis and Pete family. Always college football with Greg mcelroy as well. We'll have you covered with the game day podcast. We're gonna do a show about 4 o'clock on Sunday. So that show's gonna be up that evening. So check that out if you are interested in such things, the ESPN college game day podcast and always college football with Greg McIlroy. Scott service is the manager of the Seattle
Water boil notice issued for over 2 million
"A boiled water notice has been issued for the city of Houston. Officials say more than 2 million people in the Houston Texas area remain under a boil water notice after a power outage caused low water pressure at the east water purification plant on Sunday morning. Schools in the Houston area were closed at residents were told to boil water for three minutes before cooking, drinking bathing or brushing their teeth. Many residents went online to complain, they had only heard about the boil order when the city posted about it on Twitter around 8 30 last night. Marissa Turner says, the city believes the water is safe, but they are obligated to issue a notice when the pressure drops below 20 psi. The city has to wait 24 hours after water samples are cleared by regulators before the notice can be lifted. I'm Jennifer
Fresh update on "houston" discussed on SI Media Podcast
"The window or port side right in front of you. That's where if you feel any pressure, you don't have space for that. All your attention and all your energy has got to be on the focus on right number, right place, right geography, rightwards, right moment. And sometimes like in that case, there's no amount of preparation that can prepare you for the band running on the field. So and those are probably the best calls when it's all I think when you use the word raw, maybe that's when that's when it becomes memorable, for sure. Correct. All right, Mike, I appreciate it. We'll be watching Sunday nights and be see you've got colts cowboys. So we know everyone will be watching that and then you got chiefs, not cheese chargers, dolphins, which will be a good one. And then you have a patriots raiders. I wonder, will the NFL and NBC flex out the Patriots? That'll be an interesting one. Interesting conversation. You now know interesting conversations for the next four or 5 days to figure out what happens, but either either way it works out all right. You know, there are only 272 of these every year and somehow some way almost 250 of them mean something, right? It's crazy, but yeah, and on the last couple of weeks, you guys really take center stage because you get that last game on that last Sunday Night that we don't know what it is, but it's always the play in game basically, so that's always amazing. That reminds me of doing a blazers playoff game with hubie Brown in Portland. And the blazers won the series on a Damian Lillard shot three was the first time they wanted to play off series in 14 years. They won the series over Houston. And they hit the shot and then we placed those crazy. We get off the air and then we're coming back live on SportsCenter. We're going to do the first hit sports center. And QB and I look at each other, but where are we going Sunday? We had no idea where we're going on Sunday. As we're doing the cutting for sports, we're going to Toronto, like, oh, okay, we're going to Toronto, so that's the fun part of it. You sit around wait, where are we going? What are we doing? And you never know when you're going to fall into a great game. So we're looking forward to that. All right, I appreciate it. Thanks for the time. And thank you for the rest of the season. We'll see you soon. You got it, man. Take it. YouTube. Thank you. Stevenson
Heinicke, defense lead Commanders over Texans 23-10
"The commander is allowed just 5 yards in the first half as they won for the 5th time in 6 games beating the Texans 23 to ten On Houston's second play from scrimmage Kendall fuller intercepted Davis mills and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown Commanders defensive tackle Jonathan Allen I think K four and the defensive backs had a phenomenal game and allowed us to put up some of the numbers we did I mean all in all the defense played phenomenal You know I wish we would finish better to get to where we want to get to We got to finish games a little bit better than that And we understand that Washington's defense held Houston's rushing attack to 21 yards on 16 carries and finished with 5 sacks Adam Spillane Houston
Governor Abbott Calls for Investigation of Harris County, Texas
"So often we hear about these election improprieties, election irregularities. And then we just wait and nothing ever happens. Now, I'm happy to say this came out from Greg Abbott, the reelected governor of Texas. I'm calling for an investigation into the widespread problems with the Harris county elections last Tuesday. And the allegation of election improprieties in our state's largest county. By the way, this is a county that includes Houston. May result from anything ranging from malfeasance to blatant criminal conduct. So he's going to look into it and he's calling on people to look into it. And this is very new. But more importantly, I mean, I'm glad Greg is on this, but people will say Greg Abbott is a Republican and he didn't like the results because you know Greg Abbott in Harris county lost. Beto o'rourke got more votes than he did, right? However, and as you know, people that don't understand, Harris county is the largest county in Texas. It's almost 5 million voters. So Harris county encompasses all of Houston and a few surrounding areas and that's about 4.7 million people. But the most, I think, interesting part of all this is that the DA in Harris county, who is a Democrat, her name is Kim ogg is calling for an investigation herself.
Porter, Rockets beat Mavericks 101-92 with Doncic resting
"The Mavericks gave Luka Dončić the night often promptly lost to the rockets one O one 92 Dončić rested after playing 40 minutes the night before He was averaging a league best 34.4 points entering the night Kevin Porter junior had 17 points 11 rebounds and 8 assists for the last place rockets Jalen green added 17 points to the rocket's third one of the season Houston also recorded 19 blocks and held Dallas to a season low 30% shooting Christian wood led the Mavs with 26 points in his first game against his former team I'm Dave ferry
Jones, Barkley lead Giants past Texans 24-16 for 7-2 start
"You knew when the Houston Texans faced the New York Giants Sunday the running backs would be a big part of the story and they were rookie Damian pierce racking up 94 yards while saquon Barkley carried the ball a career high 35 times for a 152 The difference though when the Giants 24 16 home win was the defense forcing two turnovers and limiting the Texans to field goals in their last two possessions The giant 72 started their best since going 8 and one to start the 2008 season Matt Michael she's Rutherford
The latest in sports
"AP sports I'm David Shuster we begin in the NBA where Jayson Tatum scored a game high 34 points as Boston defeated Denver one 31 one 12 His night and day the way that we're playing the start of this season compared to the start of last season But whenever we made that change I just feel like we haven't looked back and for the most part we got the same group One or two new guys but they really know how to play the game In New York RJ Barrett scored 30 points for Tom thibodeau as the Knicks down Detroit one 21 one 12 The thing that was different about this game is we still didn't shoot the ball great But I thought we made a lot of plays on selfish place to help get high quality shots Elsewhere Oklahoma City had 8 players in double figure scoring running past Toronto by 19 Memphis had three players over 20 points beating Minnesota one 14 one O three and Golden State got 40 points from Steph Curry one O 6 one O one over Cleveland turning to hockey Washington defeated Tampa Bay as Craig heist reports Darcy Kemper made 28 saves and helped kill off a 5 minute power play in the second period as the capitals beat the lightning 5 to one Sonny Milano had two goals and an assist Anthony mantha Alexi protest and Connor sherry each lit the lamp Kemper missed out on the shutout when Nick permits scored in the third More importantly I think just as a group we came together with the urgency that we really wanted this win and you could see it in our play right from the start and it was nice to see everyone get rewarded College hoops the top 5 teams in the country all in action with number two Gonzaga squeaking out a one point victory at Michigan state Meanwhile number one North Carolina three Houston Ford Kentucky and 5 Baylor all were comfortable winners baseball news the Houston Astros fired their GM James click after he turned down their one year contract to offer and football buffalo quarterback Josh Allen he's questionable for Sunday's game against Minnesota with a sore elbow I'm David Shuster AP sports
Amid intense scrutiny, Americans vote with no major hitches
"The final day of voting in 2022 midterms unfolded without major disruptions are widespread problems I Norman hall Scattered problems arose during the day that frustrated voters but did not appear to affect the ability to accurately tally the votes in Arizona's Maricopa County which includes Phoenix some machine tabulators were unable to scan ballots immediately a temporary glitch that began fueling conspiracy theories In the Houston area where voting rolls have been targeted by Republicans equipment problems lack of supplies and too few poll workers were reported at several voting sites but resolved quickly since the 2020 election former president Donald Trump and his allies have sewn doubts about voting in the U.S. by blaming widespread voter fraud and tampering of voting systems for his loss to Democrat Joe Biden I Norman hall
Slain rapper Takeoff to be remembered at Atlanta celebration
"Fans will pay their final respects to rapper takeoff of Migos during an event Friday in Atlanta I'm Archie's are a letter with the latest The record label for Migos says is celebration of takeoff's life will be held at noon on Friday at Atlanta State Farm arena Tickets are free but limited to Georgia residents take off was shot and killed last week outside a Houston bowling alley no arrests have been made organizers will not allow flowers or gifts but will accept donations to the rocket foundation which was established in takeoff's honor to
Ravens win third straight, shut down Saints
"Kenyan Drake rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns as Baltimore defeated New Orleans 27 13 80 of those yards came in the second half That's just what this team is all about is continuing to wear teams down running them out for quarters of football and you know we will see who's victorious at the end of the day You know if you can stand up to that then more power to you but more time than not we gonna win that battle Lamar Jackson ran for 82 yards himself plus through a touchdown pass defensively just in Houston had two and a half sacks to go along with an interception as the ravens improved to 6 and three The saints meanwhile dropped to three and 6
Alvarez blasts Astros to World Series title in G6 vs. Phils
"Gordon Alvarez crushed a 6th inning three run Homer that traveled 450 feet as the Astros beat the Phillies in game 6 of the World Series four to one to claim the franchise's second world championship Astros manager dusty baker These guys ain't know how to win They come to play No alibis no excuses You know you can come in our Clubhouse You can't tell if we the next day if we lost her if we won Trevor Valdez earned the win by allowing one run over 6 innings while Jeremy Pena collected two hits and was named series MVP Adam Spillane Houston
Update on the latest in sports
"AP sports on time Miriam The nets played the first of the 5 games since they suspended Kyrie Irving and rattled the wizards one 28 86 in Washington for their first win this year under interim coach Jacques Vaughn We show we were there for each other tonight and there's a mental piece to that for sure We really talked about winning today's game The latest shoot of fall for Irving has Nike suspending its relationship with the nets star guard The bucks have started the season with 8 straight victories downing the Timberwolves one 15 one O two The Cavaliers of one 7 straight after an opening game loss crushing the pistons one 1288 even without star guards Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland Senator Jared Allen let the caps with 23 Everybody did excellent tonight And I think that contributes to how deep we are It doesn't matter how much talent you have as long as you play as a team you can pull out games like this On the flip side 5 straight losses for the warriors who lost the pelicans by 9 Luca Dončić became the only player other than Wilt Chamberlain to score at least 30 points in his team's first 8 games dropping 35 in a mavericks win over the raptors Other NBA winners the Celtics grizzlies clippers jazz pacers trailblazers and the Knicks who topped the 6s behind RJ Barrett's 22 points Everybody got in on the action which was just you know it's fun basketball and everybody just everybody gets their numbers everybody's contributing that's how we want to play Just two NHL games the hurricanes blew past the Sabres 5 three a hat trick for Sebastian aho The avalanche button down the blue jacket 6 three a hat trick for Niko ranton in Two points obviously the biggest thing and got some good passes today from the guys and was able to score a few also Obviously happy with that too Baseball the Astros can win their second World Series in 6 seasons when they host the Phillies in game 6 in Houston Saturday night Zach Wheeler will try to extend the fill season Try to be a stopper and give our team one more chance after tomorrow So tomorrow's a must win It Philadelphia wins game 7 would be Sunday Night Tom Arian AP sports
Hurts, Eagles beat Texans 29-17 for their first 8-0 start
"Jalen hurts toss a pair of touchdown passes as the eagles improved to a franchise best 8 O by beating the Texans 29 to 17 Hertz completed 21 of 27 passes for 243 yards and did not throw an interception I've been 80 zero before and lost the national championship I just take it day by day you know what I'm saying Take it day by day We have an accomplished anything yet Today but they think of us controlling things we can Dallas Goddard caught 8 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown for the eagles the Texans offense was led by Damien pierce's a 139 yards on the ground Adam spelling Houston
The latest in sports
"AP sports I'm Josh rowntree no hit history in the World Series Houston starter Christian Javier combined with three relievers to throw just the second World Series no no As Houston top Philadelphia 5 nothing to even the series at two games apiece Javier struck out 9 over his 6 innings Alex Bregman drove in a pair of runs with a double in the 5th In the NBA a thriller in Cleveland as the Cavaliers top Boston one 14 one 13 and overtime Darius Garland dropped in 29 points with 12 assists in the win In the NHL the Maple Leafs took down the flyers 5 to two in Buffalo the Sabres stormed back from two goals down to beat Pittsburgh 6 three Alex tuck scored his 7th the game winner And in the NFL Washington co owners Dan and Tanya Snyder announced that they have hired Bank of America's securities to explore potential transactions involving the team though a statement from the team did not specify what those transactions might be whether it was a sale of the team or if they were pursuing minority investors I'm Josh rowntree AP sports
Takeoff died from gunshot wounds to head and torso, autopsy finds
"Authorities in Houston have revealed details about the death of rapper takeoff from the group Migos I'm Archie's are a letter with the latest Take off died from gunshot wounds to the head and torso according to an autopsy by the Harris county institute of forensic sciences his death was ruled a homicide take off was killed early Tuesday when gunfire started outside a private party at a Houston bowling alley Two others were injured but are expected to recover Migos record label quality control says senseless violence has taken another life from this world and they are devastated Police have made no arrests and want to speak with about 40 people who attended the party
Houston police are searching for witnesses after rapper Takeoff's killing
"A prophet to say that the death of takeoff likely won't be the last This one somehow felt different with the word of many deaths in the hip hop community come stories about gang ties beefs with fellow musicians and criminal records but when takeoff was shot to death at a bowling alley in Houston even the city's police chief Troy finner noted but that was not the case this time around And every once spoke of what a great young man this is how peaceful he is What a great artist Want to know my moves and all my spots but I move clever Kick off was just 28 when he was shot to death in Houston but as AP entertainment
Houston cops seek shooters in Migos rapper Takeoff's slaying
"The shooting death of rap star take off was a shock to the hip hop community but he may not be as familiar to those who are in to wrap his report on why his death has resonated with so many Take off was just 28 when he was shot to death in Houston but AP entertainment correspondent Jonathan landrum junior says he had already carved out for himself a fairly rich musical legacy He's not known as will as much as quavo and offset He has done a lot on the music and he was really looking to prove himself Take off was the youngest and most laid back of the trio Migos made up of him his uncle quavo and his cousin offset but while the other two got attention with high profile collaborations and celebrity stuff take off did his talking through his lyrics His new album only built for an infinity links done with quavo was designed to help him get more respect for his rap lyrics but now with his untimely death it only serves as a bitter reminder of what might have been A Moscow's Gabriel album
Migos rapper Takeoff killed in Houston shooting, aged 28
"A representative for the rap group Migos confirms that member take off is dead after a shooting early Tuesday outside a Houston bowling alley he was 28 I'm Archie's are a letter with the latest Houston police responded shortly after two 30 a.m. to reports of a shooting at a third floor billiards and bowling alley and discovered one man dead and two others injured dozens of people were on an outside balcony police say security guards heard a shooting but did not see it no arrests have been announced Migos have had four top ten hits including the number one song bad and boujee take off and quavo of Migos released a joint album last month while offset who is married to rapper Cardi B released a solo album in 2019
Game 3 of the World Series Is Postponed Because of Rain
"A study ban of showers forced postponement of game three of the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies With The Rain now that changes the rotation for the fills as manager rob Thompson will now go with rangers Suarez with reschedule game three Aaron nola takes the help and game four on Wednesday with Noah syndergaard or Kyle Gibson the game 5 starter on Thursday Michael luongo Philadelphia
"houston" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Houston matters. I'm craig cohen he- estonian george. Floyd's death in the protests that followed sparked an awakening for some about systemic racism and inequities throughout american society including in the workplace across industries. We've seen some effort since to address concerns some of raised about the need for more opportunities in particular for advancement for people of color in the world of media that means chances to advance to leadership positions and it's something that is happening in some corners and slower to develop and others in texas. We've seen some recent examples. The summer two black women were named to head. Major news organizations katrina hardy was chosen to be the editor in chief of the dallas morning news and here in houston maria. Douglas reeves was named the executive editor of the houston. Chronicle there's also a woman of color running stony magazine and houston has historically of course been home to some of the first black run publications in history among those still operating. Today is the defender to discuss the past present and future of diversity in media leadership. We are joined now by maria. Read the new executive editor of the houston chronicle and houston public media zone. General manager lisa. Shumate a certified career coach and host of the new season of career frontier which airs all next week. At two o'clock here on news eighty eight seven. Maria reeve lisa shumate. Good morning morning as we begin our discussion. We welcome you to our conversation. Well with any questions or comments you have at seven one. Three four four zero eight seventy or talk at houston matters dot org. Maria congrats on the recent promotion. You're the managing editor of the chronicle prior to taking on the new editor in chief role. How important is it. Generally for there to be more diversity in all definitions of that term in media leadership especi- especially thank you. I thank you for inviting me To this very important conversation. I think it is important when we look around our community on the country and we see the growing diversity in these communities How we reflect that is important how we fully reflect the communities we serve is very important and i think one of those ways is to See people who are doing the stories covering the community doing that work who are either members of the community or members of diverse communities themselves It is important least in the new season of career frontier one of the topics you focus on. How issues related to diversity. Equity and inclusion are being addressed in the workplace. How is that changing in media in particular in two thousand twenty one. I think the rate will first of all i want to say. Also congratulations to maria. I mean it is a little crazy that in the one hundred and twenty year. History right up the chronicle and in the seventy year history of broadcasting. It's really still. The numbers are so small. But i will say the key thing as it relates to careers in one of our guests. Talk about this is the idea that mentorship is wonderful. Sponsorship is better so i was so fortunate to have an african american vice president. Abc when i worked there really sponsor me and put me forward in The executive leadership development programs that they had peter ds hispanic general manager. Keijo you when. I worked there also a major. I had access to training and development opportunities. But i want you to know In television the first woman general manager didn't come along until two thousand seven so that's fifty six years later and i was only the second woman general manager intelligence so it's been really slow but i feel out of maria is feeling the same that it's starting to accelerate and it's all about the training and development building the confidence and expertise in the next generation because of the leadership. Opportunity for them is gonna come sir. Just based on the demographics of you know the baby boomers retiring. You know in great numbers in the next five years maria. Are you seeing that acceleration as well. I think so. I think just in the past six months we have seen. I think it's i think the count is five women five black women and Two or three of black men Become leaders of organizations around the country. And that's just my own you know Back in below count. I'm sure there are many many more that i missed and one point. I liked to make that. We certainly aren't the first people to have the skills the talent to leave the organization so But the fact that this is happening now. I think speaks to a realization and recognition that It has to. It simply has to for us and i think other media organization when you look at who your audiences who your readers are. That's changing net. We don't let them. We won't have a business. Maria lisa was referencing. The the distinction between Mentorship and sponsorship of the the difference between now being someone that helps someone along to understand the industry. They're in And somebody who really more actively advocates for them and for opportunities for them Been your career have. Have you had people who have been both mentors and sponsors in that same way at lutely I talked about mentoring. Being a really crucial in both my development and advancement. I have a mentor. Who i met. When i was in grad school and we talked to this day in fact they don't make Many moves without consulting with him And he used his his capital to help me along in my career She mentioned that hurst has Established both the mentorship and sponsorship program for Sponsorship program specifically for women of color and these are executives who identify women in the organization and through a project help sponsored them so it's a recognition in The chronicle and hearst that this is an important way to support and develop our talent. This houston matters. I'm craig cohen. We're talking about diversity In newsrooms in particular in the leadership of news organizations with maria douglas reeves new editor in chief of the houston chronicle and our own lisa shumate general manager of houston public media and a certified career coach and host of the new season of career frontier. Which premieres next week at. Two o'clock on news eighty eight seven. We welcome your questions and comments set talk at houston matters dot org or seven one. Three four four zero eight hundred seventy at least. Let's take this concept of this developing trend of Of better diversity As we go along in media leadership. And i'm curious about is does it automatically translate into better coverage in terms of the types of stories that news organizations pursue and the ways in which they pursue them in and the voices.
"houston" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Seventy is houston matters continues. This is houston matters. I'm craig cohen. Okay so nicholas is a tropical storm could soon become a hurricane and is expected to bring a lot of rain here. Starting tonight ultimately Hopefully finishing up it sounds like even possibly by midday tomorrow but Could go later into tomorrow for longtime houstonians. This city is familiar territory as we discussed less than two weeks ago. Though there are always new houston's who have moved to the area the last couple of years and have not been through this before so houston area. Storm veterans your inside is welcome now again at talk at houston matters dot org or seven one two three four four zero eight seventy newer. Houston's we welcome your questions about how best to prepare for what's coming tonight and everyone since we had originally scheduled another round of stony pet peeves we welcome those two especially though the tropical weather related one so tips questions concerns and yes gripes to. They're all welcome Again at seven one. Three four. Four zero eight seventy or talk at houston matters dot org and we we lucked out today and that we have to houston storm veterans who are also master complainers. Who can help us tackle whatever you have to share with us. Houston public media producer. Brenda vel dea. And as of this weekend now former houston chronicle writer. Lisa grey brenda lisa. Good morning pain First let's start with any tips or wisdom that the two of you would like to share about preparing for tropical weather like this lisa. What you've been through a few of these. Wha what should we be thinking about preparing for doing oh boy. The most houston thing i have ever done was ruining my favorite pair cowboy boots by wading through floodwater on an access road. And you just got a. I mean if you can stay home stay home if you can't be really mindful about where you're driving and how you're driving people can't understand why people would just drive into deep water a lot of times. You're not driving into deep water. You get stuck and there's traffic behind you so you can't back up and the water begins rising so watch out for that. Stay home if you can. Yeah and again. i'm. I'm just going to reinforce his probably through the entire hour today but it's worth saying again. The the. the greatest likelihood of significant rain is tonight through tomorrow morning that that basically from sundown to sunup Or from nine pm to nine. Am that at twelve hour stretch. Certainly sounds like it's going to be potentially the worst of it for the houston area so if you can stay off the roads during that stretch that is absolutely the thing to do brenna valdivia. You've been through a few of these as well. What what advice do you offer The first thing that came to mind was if you think you can. Al driver outrun the flood. You can't it comes in so much faster than you realize..
"houston" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Justice department is suing the state of texas over. Sba the new abortion law. I'm craig cohen today on houston matters dig into the basis for the lawsuit and the constitutional questions. The new law raises. We'll talk with university of houston law. Professors seth chandler. Also this hour. We continue our look back at nine eleven. Twenty years later we hear from houston to recall the impact september eleventh. Two thousand one hat on family then and in the two decades since then us eighty eight seven. Andrew schneider talks with a pair of houston area veterans of post nine eleven wars about their decision to join the armed forces in the effect that they had on their military careers plus ahead of a commemorative event at market square park. Tomorrow morning. We talk with the father of the woman. Market squares flight. Ninety three memorial garden is named for will start with the news update from npr news. Eighty eight seven. Stay with us. This is houston matters. I'm craig co and good morning coming up. We continue our look back at nine eleven twenty years later with more memories from houston's reflections from houston area veterans of post nine eleven wars and the father of one of the flight ninety three passengers who died that day a memorial in market square park is named for her. But i the. Us justice department filed a lawsuit thursday against the state of texas challenging sba the new ban on abortions after six weeks just as argues the new law runs afoul of the supremacy and equal protection clauses of the us constitution to explain. We're joined now by. Seth chandler professor of law at the university of houston law center. Seth good morning morning craig. I remind us what are the supremacy and equal protection clauses in the constitution. The supremacy clause says that federal law trumps contrary state law. it's part of the original constitution and the equal protection clauses contained in the fourteenth amendment And it requires that states grant individuals equal protection of the law. How might this new law not meet those standards. Well it's really more of the supremacy business than the or protection business The one of the arguments that is made is that the statute is prohibits certain federal agencies that have duties to transport individuals for abortion such as perhaps the bureau of prisons or the job corps it interferes with their activities but the more fundamental problem is that it's contrary to the constitution. The supreme court has ruled clearly. That states cannot just for the sake of it Regulate abortions prior to the fetus being viable. Which is roughly twenty two weeks or so And while there's some debate on the margins about that nobody thinks that a fetus viable just as soon as the heartbeat can be heard and so the main thrust of the justice. Department's lawsuit is that the texas statute is contrary to the interpretation of the federal constitution given by the supreme court in cases such as roe versus wade now in announcing the lawsuit attorney. General merrick garland said texas. Lawmakers have engaged in a quote unprecedented scheme to protect it from the legal challenges. That have struck down other so-called heartbeat bills around the country by essentially outsourcing enforcement to private citizens garland's warning that if this word is stand states could use a similar approach to circumvent any other judicial precedent. They disagree with will federal court. See it that way. Well i hope so. Because he's absolutely right. Imagine for example new york establishing a ten thousand dollar bounty if someone can find someone with a perfectly legitimate handgun for self defense in their home under the texas. If texas law stands the only way that individual would be able to challenge gun owner would be able to challenge. The law would be have someone sue him. Perhaps hundreds of people sue him as permitted by the texas law and then go all over new york state trying to defend themselves against the completely bogus charge and that's the fundament- fundamental problems. With sb eight. Is that it really. Authorizes a scheme to Prevent people from exercising constitutional rights. And if it's good for texas it's good for new york. It's good for florida. It's good for california. Assuming this challenge ends up in front of the supreme court couldn't what The attorney general characterizes what you call a scheme ultimately be the reason that the five most conservative justices would use to uphold. Its constitutionality Saying look it's not a criminal penalty. It's a civil one and would still be up to a judge in a civil lawsuit to decide. The supreme court could decide this case very easily without resolving issues having to do with abortion itself. It could simply say that. The state cannot insulate itself from responsibility for unconstitutional laws by delegating enforcement to private citizens and indeed one might think. The supreme court would be particularly wary of schemes. That really expanded the ability of people to sue who haven't been injured because under sba. You could sue someone for an abortion past and at performed moreau a person do mice up in the panhandle. Could who never heard of. The person could sue doctor in galveston for performing an abortion. It's a it's a unprecedented scheme. And that's why you've got this lawsuit. Could this also be a civil rights case Another equal protection challenge since the window so small between when most people learn their pregnant and that six week deadline or when the heartbeats detected and other texas laws of led to fewer providers which require multiple appointments more than twenty four hours apart. You put all that together it forces those seeking abortions to travel to miss work on short notice which many can't or don't have money to do then you throw an income disparities in texas already. Seen along racial lines. Couldn't that create a circumstance. Were saying people of color seeking abortions are affected more than white people. Yeah unfortunately. I don't think that's your best argument. Because the supreme court has ruled that statutory provisions that indirectly have an affect differential effect based on race are not by virtue of that unconstitutional. You've gotta show an intent to discriminate on the basis of race or another protected characteristic. And so if i were litigating on behalf of the department of justice that would not be my first argument and in fact you see very little of equal protection in the complaint actually filed by the department of justice. Seth chandler is longer argument is that simply violates rovers. This way okay. Sandler is a professor of law.
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"To get vaccinated do news outlets in your view have a moral responsibility and how they report such stories I think that you know in thinking about the way report. These things in and wanting to help to support people in being saved being able to relate to stories is a really important piece of change and so when we think about other situations where people have experienced a lot of change in their opinions in their beliefs about things. Oftentimes it is through close personal experiences with other individuals I'm thinking about for example the lgbtq movement and the way that our culture has changed to be so much more accepting of people across the different spectrums And i think that when it comes to things like hoven in vaccination while know sharing stories about you healthy people dying from it. I think that that is important. So people understand the risks It might be that people are able to relate more to stories where they haven't shared experience whether it is someone that reminds them of someone that they love Or is is consistent with the way that they view the world. So it's hard to say whether it is a moral imperative. But i think that we want to continue to support people in in knowing that we are all in this together. We're sharing this in a lot of different ways and and giving a variety of stories that people can connect with. This is houston matters. I'm craig co and we're talking about. How media talks about the pandemic now a year and a half into it with dr linda semi associate professor and director of graduate studies at the university of houston's jack jack valenti school of communications and the voice. You just heard dr jennifer hughes a psychologist with ut physicians and assistant professor with mcgovern medical school at ut health. We welcome your questions and comments at talk at houston matters dot org or seven one three four four zero eight seventy dr semi. There's been a lot of debate in recent years in journalism circles over the long standing notion of pursuing objectivity versus what's Known i in some spaces as advocacy journalism reporting. Typically with a social or political agenda behind it to some media that encouraged. Vaccinations are taking that social or political. Stand to others. They're.
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"This is houston matters. I'm craig cohen each tuesday. We offer you a chance to speak directly with an area official today. We welcome back to the program houston city council member. Abby came in she represents district see in. Houston that includes the heights. Montrose the museum district and communities around rice as well as brace would and meyer land council member came and welcome back to the program. Good morning good morning. Thanks for having me crag and while i have some questions for the council. This really is designed as an opportunity for.
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"Have to say this. And as a potential parent. I've already teased my sixteen year. Old cousin arianna soon as we're eating phone dancing. That's which does as soon as she's away from the table. She's in a bedroom phone. Dancing washing dishes phone dancing. And i have a concern. Dr trevor main. Tell me you a really want you to come correct here. Do you see the other side to this. Are you making matters worse by relying on these digital tools. Too much when students really need to concentrate right. They need to concentrate on real tools of learning understanding theories behind technology. What do you say to the other side of those adults and parents. Who have that concern. Well i think you know. Those concerns are quite valid. But i also think there are a lot of really positive things in that same conversation like working together. You just heard ryan tell a story about working with. she's seventeen. yeah. I'm almost thirty. Six geriatric millennial that's what we're called now. And she's teaching me. We're working side by side. There's no hierarchy there. There's no power structure it's were very much equals ran no people if you read about it or you watch video. You might not see that but really when you watch us work together. We're on equal footing. I think that does something really powerful especially for young black woman to be doing that with a white man right if you just look at how power works in this country right or or any country really and so. I think there are positives there. I also think something. I try to teach. My students is with digital literacy right. Like what are we posting online. What kind of conversations are we having online. We have gone viral. We've been on national media. Local media people recognize us going viral for his dance moves. What did it take a look at. This is dr trevor buffoni of belair texas. Who's dancing double smash videos are racking up millions of and it's never about that there are like say day one of school there are students that are like oh my god. You're my teacher. And then i set the tone early on like what i'm just a teacher like. Yeah i have this thing that happened to me in this thing i do but there are people in this building who are just as interesting who are probably far better teachers than me right and so i really tried to be humble and model that for my students to really show that it is a place positive engagement and the other thing i'll say to is part of it is really back in the day. It might have been having. Oh gosh i can't think of the right slap bracelet. I don't even know but there's some sort of like some sort of fashion or like something we had at school. Like a like a troll doll or like a giga pat or something that we might have had a trapper keeper and trapper keeper from me. The like special trapper keeper. That might have been clout back in nineteen ninety-two but nowadays like knowing these dances knowing these songs that is cultural capital for a teenager right. Not just that you know the phone that you know the dance challenge that goes with it and that's part of living as a teenager today. It's classroom credits street. Cred i wanted to add on what you say. It's not every day that you to be that comfortable with your teacher like you come to class and you're like oh my gosh. I don't wanna be here but when there's an actual connection with your teacher and there's a lot more fun behind the scenes you don't have the attitude you just come in class and you just like i'm ready to learn and also have fun. Got students do not skip my class. Dr trevor buffoni. A spanish teacher of belair highschool along with one of his students ryan talking with eddie robinson for his show. Icu you can hear much more of their conversation. Saturday at one o'clock and sunday night at ten right here on news. Eighty eight seven or wherever you get your podcasts. Houston matters. Team includes craig cohen michael. Hagerty joshua's in render louise and troy schultz jared. Carol was our technical director remembered. Also join me this afternoon on town square today at three pm on news. Eighty eight seven. We'll continue our conversation on the situation. Afghanistan the history of politics and the effort to help refugees settled here in texas on. Houston matters on monday. We'll bring you the latest update in cova nineteen situation plus. It's time to ask your pet care of questions. You could send them in now. Talk at houston matters dot org. I'm seeing here on monday. Manners.
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"Peak-hour you viewing it. You know none of us have a very clear crystal ball right now. the peak has to come at some point obviously all of our indicators right now the thing that i used to predict the future most accurately what has been most reliable has been the amount of virus that we're finding it a wastewater and that has predicted is What we'll see positivie rate by about two weeks and in that predicts what we see in hostels by a week to two weeks as well and so the the amount of virus that's providing the wastewater been growing steeply now in the last they continue to go up but it deal as deeply as it had been before so perhaps we're about to look at a change in direction. we have to wait and see what the wastewater is. It's very sensitive. It's not terribly specific. And so is a good predictor of direction but really can't tell how much in which direction things are going to move. Do you fear. We may see this all changing when H isd goes back into session. I do and that's you know one of the reasons that we have so many bonuses in the winter months people always blame it on the weather. And i'll tell you. I grew up in buffalo new york and you know it is really cold in buffalo in the winter so people tend to be inside more and here in houston. You know. it's really hot. In the summer and ten people tend to be inside in the summer. And so. I don't know that i buy into that but what does happen in the winter months. This from kids get together in search sharing viruses with each other so i don't i absolutely true the kids under the bus but i think that all this were parents know that when school suit season comes. That's when we all start getting our illnesses and so you know we'll have to wait and see what happens. A lot of schools are being very courageous it with a mask mandates and. I applaud those board members for doing that. And we're gonna have to wait and see what happens but yeah. That could be the next wrinkle that will have to overcome these viral spread amongst kids and now the kids getting sick. But then they'll bring it home to unvaccinated family members. And i know this is probably a bit of a repeat for a lot of people to hear me talking about this yet again but please refresh everyone of the importance of mask-wearing why especially students in schools should be considering this so if you remember. So this is people talked about what we're experiencing being the fourth wave and i really considered to be the third way because at first way we had the very beginning that was a ripple compared to what we saw you know in july of twenty twenty january this year. Those are serious ways. If you remember in july of twenty twenty there was no vaccine. And what turned. That wave around was people wearing masks. And if we have a lot of people wearing masks it is highly effective young. Remember about the mask is with this virus. we're finding that about forty percent of the people who are infected. They don't know they have minimal symptoms or they have no symptoms at all so they don't realize that they're spreading it and that they really need to wear a mask. We find that the mask wearing the person who is infected wears the mask it tremendously reduces the amount of virus that they can give to the person that's next to them if the person next them is wearing a mask that helped some as well but ironically. It's really the mask on the infected person that has the most impact. And that's why we all need to be wearing masks. Help help me correct misconception. So if i am a symptomatic and i've been vaccinated. But i have had what they call a breakthrough infection and a symptomatic and i spread it to the next person that person's going to have a milder cases of the virus. Because i didn't have a bad case of it. Oh great question and of course. The answer's absolutely no what we're finding is that we really don't understand why when one person gets infected with the virus they have much more difficult clinical course than the next person With the exception of obviously people got you know a lot. Lotta complicating medical Under medical problems and in particular obesity and lung disease and so on and so forth but even among people who don't have underlying illnesses. We're friday that some getting tremendously ill and hospitalizations. And yet and in one case their twin brother had almost no symptoms at all and We don't understand why that is yet so if the person who affected you be wearing a mask it really doesn't make a big difference or if they were debt it's the same virus just manifest itself differently in each person so we can't predict on tuesday. Turner gave an update on the city's cova response the last year. He was doing the daily updates. Do we expect these to be a daily occurrence. Now no mattered daily. You know he will decide when we need to Make make it so it. Was this week as you pointed out and it will have to wait and see. Perhaps next week if there's something he feels we need to talk about Hopefully we won't get back to the point where it's daily because you know that's not enough indicator which have community what we're talking daily. Yeah before i let you go. There's been a lot of talk in the news. About booster shots. What plans underway for us to deploy these starting september twentieth. Yeah so the scene williams in the health department a really struggling to put up to plans together. One thing that you have to understand now is that there are a lot. There's a good thing it's a good problem. Let me start off saying that. This is a good problem but one is that there are places where you can get back seen now than when we did the mass vaccination before we really just governmental sources but now walgreens. Cvs a lotta doctors offices neighborhood clinics got back scene. And so you know. We're trying to figure out how we can coordinate all of this and it is going to be a heavy lift again. it's a good problem to have And then the other thing. The other little caveat is that the president came out in the cdc came out looking for a booster shots for all americans. Keep in mind. The fda is only authorized for those who've got solid organ transplants and other similar Imminent compromising conditions and so we still have to wait for the fda to okay for for all americans will you know. I just made that. They will that. Hasn't happened yet to dr david. Purse is the health authority for the city of houston doctor. I thank you very much joining us. Earning up next we learn about the experience of recently resettled. Afghan refugees as houston matters continues. This is houston matters. I'm earning news in four craig cohen. As we watch the unfold in afghanistan and the scenes of casts at the kabul airport we think about the afghan citizens struggling to escape the uncertain future in their country. Some of them worked with the us. Military's translators and interpreters and they face possible reprisals from the incoming taliban government interfaith ministry of greater houston has been instrumental in helping these individuals and their families immigration to the us and find homes and employment. We're joined now by ali. Al sudani chief operator for interfaith ministries. Welcome to the program ali. Thank you and we're also joined by a recent immigrants from afghanistan. We're only using his first name an ayatollah to protect his identity and tula worked as a translator and interpreter for the us army and has recently arrived in houston with his family. And i to welcome to the program. I want to start with alli about what it is exactly that interfaith ministries is doing to help. I guess in general these refugees but.
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"Hopefully Thais can add to that they should sign your dog who could really run up and down the court pretty well okay sorry had dimension. The rockets also retained david wada. On a three or fifteen million dollar deal. What role will he play on the team. That's actually a really good signing. For the rockets mov only played in limited time last year mainly due to injury but was an is an excellent young player with a tremendous amount of athleticism also. Very good defender I think he's a guy that if he stays healthy this year. He's someone that could definitely make a difference on this roster and be a significant part of the rotation to baseball now the houston astros Split a series with the twins dropping. A couple of those games. By that. I you know i am and i'm not you know th the astros actually played worse against sub five hundred teams this year than they have against Teams over five hundred so it seems a bit like they had struggled against us worst teams but really when you look at it. The truth of the matter is is someone described it in one article about this series. Is they were basically playing split. Swat squad games like they do in training camp. I mean this was a a really. This is a team at the moment with a lot of injuries. Ironically bulletin is actually performing pretty well which was their weak point. But they've got to get some guys back you know with with brakeman's close to returning and you've got gary l. out and you've got a lot of guys right now. They're just kind of banged up. And i think because of that. You're seeing some struggles not to mention this as the dog days of baseball right in the middle of summer. Where things if they're gonna kinda get a start to slow down for teams. This is the time that it's going to happen. I think the astros are suffering from a couple of those things. Hopefully they can start to turn it around here in the next couple of weeks. We shared the news on friday. Show the passing of seventies astra's icon. jr richard What are your thoughts about him. I was a huge dare. Richard fan growing up I got to see him. Pitch live when i was when i was young. Very young Actually much too young. In fact i wasn't even born yet does take now jerry. Richard was a fantastic player. Just absolutely dynamic and powerful pitcher and his entire career cut short by stroke Just a fabulous guy to really wonderful ambassador for the game. And he's definitely going to be miss. I hope that the astros will do him right by retiring his number at some point the guy is just. He was really one of the best pitchers of his generation and Unfortunately just had his career cut short if you missed my Two thousand fifteen conversation with jr. richard. We we played a portion of it on friday show. But if you missed that you can find that at houston matters dot org jeff balki rights for houston and the houston press. Jeff thank you very much. Thank you greg. And that'll do it for today's show. The houston matters team includes michael..
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"Gives online for free or low expenses and we Try to promote through our newsletter. Our website facebook all the things that are partners in compassionate houston are doing to promote compassion in the city. So those are some of the main things we do for an annual luncheon. We often promote innovative programs in houston Nonprofits that are doing a really spectacular job of promoting compassion. Those are i would say the primary things that we're doing now And of course always just encouraging people to to practice kindness when whenever they can pam lewis is the president of the board of the organization. Compassionate houston pam. Thank you for the time appreciate it. Thank you bye-bye.
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"That I i want to actually just go to another caller who has comment about the that. Same story james in north. Houston your thoughts. Yes i. I'm i'm really proud to admit that you know when i heard here about people that have Got act you know. Gotten the kobe or act like they said it doesn't exist or it's fake news. I do sometimes think that it would be twenty just for them to get the virus. But then i after myself. It would've been a much better scenario. A virus never existed in the first place. We would not even have scenario. So i just have to Maybe think using that energy thoughts to maybe support all of us that do believe in what's going on and do believe in the right ways to detect a Society so that we can still do. What's right now and had the strength to keep doing it. And maybe that's where we should be pushing that genie all right. Thank you very much for that. Call pam lewis's you respond to both of those callers. I was hoping maybe also talk about some of the things your organization seeks to do to make houston and more compassionate community. Sure i think that What was expressed here is is totally understandable. And i and i think that there is this underlying recognitions that If we're not really all in it together and we're not really concerned about the welfare of all of us that That ends up in feeling very separate and very polarized. And that's what we see. So i think some of the things that that we've done or are doing To help compassion grow in the city of houston. Is you know we. We have a regular compassion week. Every year this past year it had to be virtual rather than in person with our partners that make up our network. But we'll be continuing to do that. We also have compassionate training and education. We have a really for people who want to take a deep dive compassionate integrity training which is ten weeks long and the next class starts in october with our partner. The union center. We have on our web fight many Resources many classes that the.
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"Also compassionate social media platform known as twitter. We are at houston matters. Pam how how do we summon that compassion and ourselves when it comes to people we think in some way behaved badly wronging us or others. How how do you set that perceived or real slight aside. Well craig i think first of all we all have to admit that that is human. I mean are all human and that having that kind of reactivity and self protection. It's probably in our jeans. It's you know evolutionary but at the same time we know that our basic goodness and our basic need to connect to others is also in our wiring and so i think a really important point is just to recognize that it takes a lot work. It takes some work to make sure that the good. That's there is actually expanded and that we do what we can to be less reactive to the things that happened around us. If that makes sense there are examples out there. Though of terrible people behaving an awful ways people who act violently who society deems reprehensible history is filled with such people is compassion limitless or. Can we give ourselves a break for feeling that some folks may be are not worthy of consideration. While as i as i mentioned. I think that we have to give ourselves a break. I mean because we are human in there are terrible things happening around us and yet i think that if we're striving always in the direction of compassion that the world becomes a better place and our lives become happier in general. I mean that's what the research shows. Is it your sense that houston has become a more or less compassionate community in recent years. You know houston has always been. I think in my mind in many people's minds very compassionate and kind community. And i think it's probably like most other places that with the stresses that we've had recently put in particular there's more Irritability and perhaps less compassion Just as a result of the situation and circumstances we're in this is houston matters. I'm craig cohen. We're talking with pam. Lewis president of the board of compassionate houston. It's an organization dedicated to growing the compassionate culture of greater houston through awareness education community and service. And we're discussing how to make houston more compassionate community and whether there are limits. Some people are circumstances not deserving of that compassion. We welcome your thoughts about that at seven one. Three four four zero eight seventy. You can reach out on twitter at houston matters. You can email us at talk at houston matters dot org jeffrey and conroe your thoughts.
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"Just ahead. How can we make houston a more compassionate place to live and how his life today maybe making that more challenging golden ever seeking empathy in ourselves as houston matters continues. This is houston matters. Craig cohen but twenty years ago. I had a run in with a then famous comedian. Who behaved badly. Here's the short short version. I made arrangements interview the man after a show of his. That did not go well in front of my family who had just watched his unfortunately unfunny set he began ranting and raving and insulting me and at first it seemed like part of his act. He was an insult comic but soon it was clear he wasn't joking. So i packed up my equipment and walked away from the interview. My dad who witnessed the whole thing had a few choice. Words foreign about the man and i will be forever thankful for dead coming to my defense. I'll never know what set him off. It may have been the show itself the material that didn't work the light turnout in the club. Maybe he was just an lousy mood. Maybe that was just who he was. I bring it up now because this man who wronged me early in my career died last month. And when i heard i realized i had no compassion for him that fleeting incident that personal slide had left me cold about the guy. Good riddance thought. What a terrible thought to have. But i had it. I witnessed a similar lack of sympathy from others over the weekend. Here in the houston area is word. Grew about last week's death of a dickinson city council member who was on the executive committee of the republican party of texas scott aptly had developed pneumonia and then further complications from cova nineteen. He leaves behind a wife and infant son..
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"Welcome up next. What if instead of continually expanding and widening. Our states highways removed them altogether. An investigation examines the idea of freeway. Removal stay with us is houston matters continues. This is houston matters. I'm craig cohen plans to expand. I forty five in houston are controversial for many reasons from the impact on area homes and businesses. The civil rights concerns to the process. By which that project has been developed. Another reason cited on occasion is simply the idea. That repeatedly expanding freeways isn't necessarily the best approach for solving traffic congestion in the first place. Some believe in shoring up but not adding to existing lanes others favour transitioning to more public transportation some of it on those existing highways and then there are some who argue. We should remove the freeways altogether. But how would that work. Could it would hold us back from. Even considering it meghan kimball of the texas observer dug into those questions in recent peace. The road home. She joins us now. Meghan good morning. Runnings having nate. Thank you for joining us as we chat. We welcome your thoughts on this in such a sprawled out metropolitan area like houston. Is there any way you could envision simply not having highways even portions of some that exists. Now let us know what you think at seven one. Three four zero eight seventy or email talk at houston matters dot org meghan. You explored this in the context of i thirty five and traffic congestion in and around austin As i noted we're facing some similar questions surrounding i forty five here in houston In fact there's a a public comment period ending tonight. You can offer your comments on tech starts website as we've discussed in recent days. What has been the answer to these concerns about traffic congestion really for decades now. Yeah so for decades the model that the texas department of transportation has pursued as as texas population booms particularly urban areas. We need more and more capacity for cars which means adding lanes to highways and trying to accommodate sort of population growth. It's coming you know. It's predicted that texas population will double by twenty fifty that status bandied around a lot as a justification to spend billions of dollars widening urban highlights. We've been told repeatedly that the issue is the state's population growth that you just described exceeds our ability to keep up with infrastructure to supported instead of chasing that there are some suggesting no go the other way. Remove some highways in some places altogether. Who's making that case. Is it activists across the state who are suggesting that you know. Why don't why are we assuming that every person who moves here needs a car or every person that lives here needs a car to get around our cities. What if.
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"Thing. Governor abbots executive order bans local governments from issuing mask mandates but houston city. Employees are being told to wear masks when they can't physically distance the houston. Isd board is taking up a mask. Mandate at a meeting thursday if masks were mandated statewide. Would it make a difference right now. Well look you know. Cdc and thing. We look to scientific bodies to guide where the best thing for us for our patients. We don't look at what the what side of the political spectrum makes a mandate or not. We follow what the science and evidence tells us. And the cdc is gone said that even for the vaccinate people you know. We have to wear masks to protect not only other in spread but what we keep on forgetting is at this time which we have not seen the previous ways. It is a disproportionate impact on the young children. They have not been vaccinated. You know lot largent. And the numbers of pay a young children getting infected and even getting a lot more sick and according hospital as a lot more than previously. So if we don't even want to do it for ourselves please do it for the children. you mentioned that that large increase in in patients Last week we talked with harris health systems. Dr smell horsa about the the city's public hospitals facing not just that but also a significant shortage of nurses. Are you saying Seeing the same thing at methodist hospitals well you know we are under strain tremendously just like a hospital system about expanding capacity And living care to all patients so yes we have again a stress on nursing. Fortunately we have been investing and nurses for the last one year heavily recruiting top jalen during retention bonuses hiding bonuses Flex schedule a lot of anon- You know financial support as far as You know decompressing and give them your adopt. So i think we ought in that position but we cannot maintain this reasonable relation if this the need keeps expanding nor system can handle the ting so yes we are crunch but i think a lot of things we played into plays are supporting us to brace for right now but we cannot sustain it for a long period of time bottom line. What's your message for. Houston's this morning you know i been i'm a i love it and you know one of the things i was reading while ago was in our declaration of independence we all believe on and one of the last signs in that our founding fathers said that and let me quote you. We mutually pledge to each other our lives our fortunes and our ticket owner. We are in this together fight so we all have to look out for that. And that means vaccination mass insane because off founding father set the stage for us and this is a dime for us to deliver as a city as state as a country. That's less last message from that. Grow up let's get back to netted. Let's avoid all the things. Dr faisal masud is the medical director of critical care at the houston methodist hospital system. Dr masud thank you very much. Thank you for inviting me and they pay you to pull.
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"The latest reported data from the texas medical center confirms cova cases and hospitalizations remain high across the houston area. I'm craig today on. Houston matters the latest news from the houston methodist hospital system. Also a second special session is underway in austin sort of. There's still no quorum. in state. Democrats are still staying away. So what happens next. We discuss then public comment period over the controversial. I forty five expansion project ends tonight while that debate rages on. We consider a less discussed concept eliminating highways in some places altogether. Is it a good idea or even possible. We'll talk through it. Plus seeking a more compassionate houston and we recap houstonians at the olympics and discuss other sports developments with jeff balkan. We'll start with a news update from npr news. Eighty eight seven. Stay with us. This is houston matters. I'm craig cohen good morning. Coming up an alternative to highway expansion. Getting rid of highways altogether. Is that even possible here. Also seeking a little more compassion in the bayou city. We start though with the latest on covert nineteen in the houston area cases and hospitalizations continued to rise harris. County is at its highest cove threat level. Dr faisal massad is the medical director of critical care at houston methodist hospital system. Decker massad. good morning. Good morning doctor. Sue the thank you for inviting me to speak Dr masuda apologies for mispronouncing. Your name there. What's the situation at houston methodist hospital. This morning well you know. I over the all the houston methodist hospital system across the city. And you know we. Have you know more than six hundred cases in among our system and that is a very important thing because these are the same numbers that we were seeing in january and the previous to high surge and this is really happened quite a bit fast in the last couple of weeks of very past trajectory. Does that suggest to you that it will. In fact exceed what we saw last january. Well you know unless something dramatically changes that is the highlight the hood that this can even beat our third wave. And that's why toy embarrassed. But i was to get the win. Mation out about people need to vaccinate people to protect themselves now not from one month from now in light of the fact that we have had vaccines available these last few months. Is it sort of shocking to you that we have seen this. Fourth wave increased so dramatically or is it just in the end. Look this delta variant. Is that contagious. And that's why this has happened. Well you know. It is a very complex situation because there are many factors have plane to play first of all. The delta vaden is a lot more infectious and transmissible compared to previous You know vadim..
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"So why don't we take this tough step. Fix our infrastructure. Stop the raw sewage from leaking into our tributaries and get it done for the first time and quick kick quit kicking the can down the road and when you you've made that explanation generally you found so far that that your constituents are saying okay well we get it Or are you find. There's still some pushing back because let's face it. It's obviously it's going to be a substantial increase in their water bills over the next few years so The majority of people understand it There's a there's a minority of people that i represent that don't what i did also correct. Was i put my water. Bill online into a into a memo in my wall last water. Bill was one hundred nineteen dollars and i can. I gave the square footage of my house. I have a pool. I have a sprinkler system and put the amount of money. I was charging the gallons i used and I got some push back on my water bill that i wasn't telling the truth and that goes to the integrity of what i do and i will show anybody my water bills and show them what i experienced. My wife and i experienced on a monthly basis when we pay ours and ours went from last month. It was one hundred nineteen dollars in this month. It came in and one hundred sixty three. And that's really not that bad. That's so my opinion. A couple of cups starbucks i have every morning so yeah people are gonna complain because nobody including me. I don't like paying higher fees and taxes but what are what's the alternative to this. What do we do about it. Do we keep incurring these hundreds of million dollars in fines that we've been current in current over these years and do we finally fixed are dilapidated infrastructure that haunts us every single day. And that's why. I took the position i did is because there was in my opinion. No alternative to spending this money and finally doing it the right way. That is a lot of starbucks coffee. But i am glad you're caffeinated this morning. If you know me crack. I'm always indeed. This is houston matters. Craig cohen we're talking with houston city council member and mayor pro. Tem dave martin. We welcome your questions and comments at talk at houston matters dot org or seven one. Three four zero eight..
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"Good morning. Good morning good to be here. You held a public meeting about a week. And a half ago in kingwood to offer updates on a pair of flood mitigation projects and i thought maybe we could start there. Can you catch us up on. What's happening with efforts to dredge the santa river and and also plans to expand the the lake. Houston dam's spillway sure. That meeting was on thursday. July eight we had in kingwood and we went basically over four subjects The ongoing dredging operations that we have not only in the sanjay santo ever but in lake houston Where we are with the construction of additional gates onto the existing lake houston spillway dam and then we went through the north park expansion project where we're moving from four lanes to six lanes and also gave an update on some tributaries within the king area. That take all the water from montgomery county that we're receiving from the north of us and send it into lake houston and then eventually to the gulf of mexico so as far as a dredging is concerned. It's amazing that we spent over three hundred million dollars on dredging operations and that is removing the san through a lot of federal money and through some local matches that we receive from hurricane. Harvey my opinion. The most important project is as we look north. This has to be a systematic approach. Receive water from the same juice into river into lake houston and what hurt us on august. Twenty seven two thousand seventeen during harvey was our spillway dam. Didn't have the ability to proactively. Release water that was coming our way so at backed up and the only way spillway dam works is water goes on top of eventually falls and hits to the goal so with this dam project. We're going to build somewhere between eight and ten additional gates onto the existing lake houston spillway dam structure. That way we have the ability to move water. Rapidly for instance. Today we can only release one foot of water. Every twenty four hours with the new gates will be able to release minimum of four feet of water that every twenty four hour period so it gives us a little bit of an opportunity where we see rain coming and we don't anticipate about a rainfall to react In in move relatively quickly. What are you hearing from residents In response to the state of that project and the importance of it of course you hear a lot of negative and that is we need it today because we have three more hurricane seasons to get through including the one..