Full Show: Report On Surge Flooding, And Our Weekly Political Roundup (May 8, 2019)

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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Recent torrential rains have created pockets of flooding throughout the city, which is a reminder that such surge flooding poses a significant threat to the economic security of the Houston area. A new report from Rice University’s SSPEED Center says Greater Houston needs to look beyond the coastal spine or Ike Dike to protect the region.

Also this hour: Our experts discuss the latest political stories. Then, a University of Texas researcher shares what she learned from interviewing some 600 women at abortion clinics around the state. 

And actors Sally Mayes and Brett Cullen return to their alma mater for the University of Houston’s world premiere of the play, Contradiction of the Southern Soul.

Audio from today’s show will be available after 2 p.m. CT. We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting apps.