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Daily insights from Houston Chronicle journalists and local experts about the pandemic’s impact on Texas health, business, politics, education, religion, lifestyle, culture and more.

Latest Episodes

Addicks and Barker dams: Still a ticking time bomb?

Click to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The Army Corps of Engineers’s latest ideas on how to reduce flooding along Buffalo Bayou has riled many Houston residents who were expecting a more modern solution to flooding than the concrete channelizing of Houston's bayous implemented in past decades. Lisa talks with Jim Blackburn, an environmental lawyer and co-director of the storm-studying SSPEED Center at Rice University. Read: Digging Buffalo Bayou deeper? Houstonians up in arms over Army Corps' 'old-fashioned' flood fixes. Connect with Lisa Gray on Twitter and Facebook. More: SSPEED Center — Severe Storm Prediction, Education, & Evacuation from Disasters Center Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

24 min1 w ago
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Addicks and Barker dams: Still a ticking time bomb?

"Dr. Ben, does the Biden coronavirus task force give you hope?"

UPDATE: Q&A with Lisa Gray is now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all the usual places. If you like the show, please follow and tell a friend. With President-elect Biden pledging a science-based approach to wrangling the pandemic — and with record infections across the country — Lisa dials up world-class coronavirus expert Ben Neuman in his lab at Texas A&M University - Texarkana, and peppers him with questions: the state of coronavirus research? The safety of warp-speed vaccines and how they work? Would he take the shot? How long will these vaccines protect us? And ... what about that Russian vaccine? Connect with Lisa Gray on Facebook and Twitter. Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

27 min2 w ago
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"Dr. Ben, does the Biden coronavirus task force give you hope?"

Q&A with Lisa Gray: How to Steal an Election

Welcome to this sneak peek episode of Q&A with Lisa Gray. We'll let you know (middle of next week?) when the show is available on Apple Podcasts and all the usual places. As the United States nervously waits for this presidential election to be decided and we’re awash in discussions of the fine points of voting security, Lisa was eager to talk with voting security expert Dan Wallach to discuss the actual threats to American democracy. Wallach is a professor at Rice University's Department of Computer Science where he also manages the university's computer security lab. He is currently on sabbatical with a nonprofit group called VotingWorks, making and promoting better voting systems. This interview was recorded late in the afternoon of November 5, 2020. Connect with Lisa Gray on Facebook and Twitter. Read Lisa's interview with Dan Wallach on HoustonChronicle.com. Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/liste...

20 min3 w ago
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Q&A with Lisa Gray: How to Steal an Election

Peter Hotez: ‘Winter is going to be a scary and difficult time’

With COVID-19 cases surging in the U.S., and what may be signs of a coming spike in Houston, we offer this extra episode of Coronavirus Chronicle. In this interview with Lisa Gray, vaccine researcher Dr. Peter Hotez discusses the coming winter surge, and why he’ll be taking the first vaccine he can get. Since March, Hotez has emerged as Houston’s best explainer of the novel coronavirus, and one of the best in the nation. Connect with Lisa Gray. Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

24 minOCT 30
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Peter Hotez: ‘Winter is going to be a scary and difficult time’

Why are things the way they are?

Today's guests, Roman Mars, creator and host of the (very) popular 99% Invisible podcast and 99PI colleague Kurt Kohlstedt, want you to ask that question about the mundane — and therefore invisible — things that surround us. Why are stop signs red? What do those spray painted squiggles on sidewalks mean? What are those round things that keep us in our lanes on the freeways called?* On a virtual book tour, Roman and Kurt talk with Lisa about how the pandemic necessitated quick, smart solutions to new problems — think of those feet-shaped floor stickers at the grocery checkout — and how COVID might reshape our cities. Connect with Lisa Gray. *Botts' dots Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39 minOCT 2
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Why are things the way they are?

Y'all stay safe. Y'all stay kind and y'all have a very nice day, Houston.

Executive Editor Steve Riley was the first guest Ferrill interviewed for this show and today, six months later, Steve is Ferrill's final guest as Coronavirus Chronicle comes to a close. In March, Steve observed that coronavirus was "like a hurricane that would hit all places everywhere, in every way, all the time." Steve and Ferrill discuss how correct that description turned out to be, how Chronicle journalists adapted to working from home and how (and why) the organization worked to be the place readers could get the information they needed as the pandemic unfolded. Connect with Ferrill Gibbs and Steve Riley. Read: EXPOSED | PART ONE - Nearly 3 dozen local COVID patients said their symptoms preceded the Houston region’s first confirmed case, data shows EXPOSED | PART TWO: Warned - COVID-19 exposed the failure to learn lessons from prior pandemics Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

21 minOCT 1
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Y'all stay safe. Y'all stay kind and y'all have a very nice day, Houston.

"This is so terrible. But, oh my God, what a story."

Senior writer, columnist and Coronavirus Chronicle co-host Lisa Gray sits down with Ferrill for a chat as the podcast nears the end of its six-month run. Among the topics they discuss: the state of journalism, the phycological effect of focusing closely on the coronavirus pandemic month after month and why Lisa would ever "want to do this in the first place?" They also touch on the rejuvenating effects of gardening now that the fall planting season has mercifully arrived in Houston. Connect with Ferrill Gibbs and Lisa Gray. Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

20 minSEP 30
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"This is so terrible. But, oh my God, what a story."

2020 has been a really horrible year, but things could go so much worse

Columnist Chris Tomlinson weighs in on the state of things at the six-month mark of the pandemic. 2020, he says, has been a really horrible year, but there are so many different ways things could go so much worse. "When," he asks, "was the last time uniformed groups of armed men, with no government sanction whatsoever, marched through the streets in full combat gear? That is happening routinely in the United States today. And it's not just the right wing, it's the left wing too. Everyone is arming up." Connect with Chris Tomlinson. Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

22 minSEP 29
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2020 has been a really horrible year, but things could go so much worse

Have you stopped asking when we're going to go back to normal?

Texas editor Robert Eckhart discusses how we're doing six months into the coronavirus pandemic. He says it's been a year of "upheaval" as political norms have been turned upside down, and as the election approaches Democrats and Republicans alike are limiting their arguments to the one or two issues they thing will gain the most votes on November 3rd. One of the things that worries him about modern politics, is that so much of it is based on fear. And, he says, "how many great decisions do we make when we're scared to death of each other?" Connect with Robert Eckhart. Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

19 minSEP 28
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Have you stopped asking when we're going to go back to normal?

It's been a rough week and Peter Hotez is worried

Vaccine researcher (and frequent guest) Dr. Peter Hotez is worried. As the COVID case numbers are trending upward again, he's worried about a "third peak" this fall and winter that would start at a higher infection level than the first two peaks of May and July, creating "a triple hump, with successively bigger humps." Hotez is also worried about how the anti-vaccine movement has, he says, expanded under a banner of "health freedom" into a globalized, anti-science movement linked to neo-nazi groups. He's also worried about the return to school, crowded polling places and complacency as the pandemic drags on. Connect withLisa Gray. Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

23 minSEP 25
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It's been a rough week and Peter Hotez is worried

Latest Episodes

Addicks and Barker dams: Still a ticking time bomb?

Click to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The Army Corps of Engineers’s latest ideas on how to reduce flooding along Buffalo Bayou has riled many Houston residents who were expecting a more modern solution to flooding than the concrete channelizing of Houston's bayous implemented in past decades. Lisa talks with Jim Blackburn, an environmental lawyer and co-director of the storm-studying SSPEED Center at Rice University. Read: Digging Buffalo Bayou deeper? Houstonians up in arms over Army Corps' 'old-fashioned' flood fixes. Connect with Lisa Gray on Twitter and Facebook. More: SSPEED Center — Severe Storm Prediction, Education, & Evacuation from Disasters Center Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

24 min1 w ago
Comments
Addicks and Barker dams: Still a ticking time bomb?

"Dr. Ben, does the Biden coronavirus task force give you hope?"

UPDATE: Q&A with Lisa Gray is now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all the usual places. If you like the show, please follow and tell a friend. With President-elect Biden pledging a science-based approach to wrangling the pandemic — and with record infections across the country — Lisa dials up world-class coronavirus expert Ben Neuman in his lab at Texas A&M University - Texarkana, and peppers him with questions: the state of coronavirus research? The safety of warp-speed vaccines and how they work? Would he take the shot? How long will these vaccines protect us? And ... what about that Russian vaccine? Connect with Lisa Gray on Facebook and Twitter. Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

27 min2 w ago
Comments
"Dr. Ben, does the Biden coronavirus task force give you hope?"

Q&A with Lisa Gray: How to Steal an Election

Welcome to this sneak peek episode of Q&A with Lisa Gray. We'll let you know (middle of next week?) when the show is available on Apple Podcasts and all the usual places. As the United States nervously waits for this presidential election to be decided and we’re awash in discussions of the fine points of voting security, Lisa was eager to talk with voting security expert Dan Wallach to discuss the actual threats to American democracy. Wallach is a professor at Rice University's Department of Computer Science where he also manages the university's computer security lab. He is currently on sabbatical with a nonprofit group called VotingWorks, making and promoting better voting systems. This interview was recorded late in the afternoon of November 5, 2020. Connect with Lisa Gray on Facebook and Twitter. Read Lisa's interview with Dan Wallach on HoustonChronicle.com. Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/liste...

20 min3 w ago
Comments
Q&A with Lisa Gray: How to Steal an Election

Peter Hotez: ‘Winter is going to be a scary and difficult time’

With COVID-19 cases surging in the U.S., and what may be signs of a coming spike in Houston, we offer this extra episode of Coronavirus Chronicle. In this interview with Lisa Gray, vaccine researcher Dr. Peter Hotez discusses the coming winter surge, and why he’ll be taking the first vaccine he can get. Since March, Hotez has emerged as Houston’s best explainer of the novel coronavirus, and one of the best in the nation. Connect with Lisa Gray. Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

24 minOCT 30
Comments
Peter Hotez: ‘Winter is going to be a scary and difficult time’

Why are things the way they are?

Today's guests, Roman Mars, creator and host of the (very) popular 99% Invisible podcast and 99PI colleague Kurt Kohlstedt, want you to ask that question about the mundane — and therefore invisible — things that surround us. Why are stop signs red? What do those spray painted squiggles on sidewalks mean? What are those round things that keep us in our lanes on the freeways called?* On a virtual book tour, Roman and Kurt talk with Lisa about how the pandemic necessitated quick, smart solutions to new problems — think of those feet-shaped floor stickers at the grocery checkout — and how COVID might reshape our cities. Connect with Lisa Gray. *Botts' dots Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39 minOCT 2
Comments
Why are things the way they are?

Y'all stay safe. Y'all stay kind and y'all have a very nice day, Houston.

Executive Editor Steve Riley was the first guest Ferrill interviewed for this show and today, six months later, Steve is Ferrill's final guest as Coronavirus Chronicle comes to a close. In March, Steve observed that coronavirus was "like a hurricane that would hit all places everywhere, in every way, all the time." Steve and Ferrill discuss how correct that description turned out to be, how Chronicle journalists adapted to working from home and how (and why) the organization worked to be the place readers could get the information they needed as the pandemic unfolded. Connect with Ferrill Gibbs and Steve Riley. Read: EXPOSED | PART ONE - Nearly 3 dozen local COVID patients said their symptoms preceded the Houston region’s first confirmed case, data shows EXPOSED | PART TWO: Warned - COVID-19 exposed the failure to learn lessons from prior pandemics Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

21 minOCT 1
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Y'all stay safe. Y'all stay kind and y'all have a very nice day, Houston.

"This is so terrible. But, oh my God, what a story."

Senior writer, columnist and Coronavirus Chronicle co-host Lisa Gray sits down with Ferrill for a chat as the podcast nears the end of its six-month run. Among the topics they discuss: the state of journalism, the phycological effect of focusing closely on the coronavirus pandemic month after month and why Lisa would ever "want to do this in the first place?" They also touch on the rejuvenating effects of gardening now that the fall planting season has mercifully arrived in Houston. Connect with Ferrill Gibbs and Lisa Gray. Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

20 minSEP 30
Comments
"This is so terrible. But, oh my God, what a story."

2020 has been a really horrible year, but things could go so much worse

Columnist Chris Tomlinson weighs in on the state of things at the six-month mark of the pandemic. 2020, he says, has been a really horrible year, but there are so many different ways things could go so much worse. "When," he asks, "was the last time uniformed groups of armed men, with no government sanction whatsoever, marched through the streets in full combat gear? That is happening routinely in the United States today. And it's not just the right wing, it's the left wing too. Everyone is arming up." Connect with Chris Tomlinson. Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

22 minSEP 29
Comments
2020 has been a really horrible year, but things could go so much worse

Have you stopped asking when we're going to go back to normal?

Texas editor Robert Eckhart discusses how we're doing six months into the coronavirus pandemic. He says it's been a year of "upheaval" as political norms have been turned upside down, and as the election approaches Democrats and Republicans alike are limiting their arguments to the one or two issues they thing will gain the most votes on November 3rd. One of the things that worries him about modern politics, is that so much of it is based on fear. And, he says, "how many great decisions do we make when we're scared to death of each other?" Connect with Robert Eckhart. Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

19 minSEP 28
Comments
Have you stopped asking when we're going to go back to normal?

It's been a rough week and Peter Hotez is worried

Vaccine researcher (and frequent guest) Dr. Peter Hotez is worried. As the COVID case numbers are trending upward again, he's worried about a "third peak" this fall and winter that would start at a higher infection level than the first two peaks of May and July, creating "a triple hump, with successively bigger humps." Hotez is also worried about how the anti-vaccine movement has, he says, expanded under a banner of "health freedom" into a globalized, anti-science movement linked to neo-nazi groups. He's also worried about the return to school, crowded polling places and complacency as the pandemic drags on. Connect withLisa Gray. Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

23 minSEP 25
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It's been a rough week and Peter Hotez is worried
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