Aug 30, 2017

08/30/2017: The effects of Hurricane Harvey on Texas schools

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More than 120 school districts remain closed as a result of the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. On today's show, we'll look at the accommodations some schools are making for students. Afterwards, we'll check in on how Texas utilities are coping with the hurricane's aftermath, and then discuss the catastrophic effects of heavy rains in South Asia.

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Thousands of Texans are still in the dark

Aug 30, 2017
First, Tropical Storm Harvey knocked down power lines in the Corpus Christi area, then flooding hit the grid in Houston. Thousands of workers are trying to get the lights back on, but it’s complicated. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories You Might Like 10/09/2017: A Hollywood power player gets fired […]

Schools open their doors to young flood victims

Aug 30, 2017
More than 120 school districts remain closed Wednesday as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey, according to Texas education officials. In Houston, public schools aren’t expected to open until after Labor Day at the earliest, affecting more than 200,000 kids. Meanwhile, dry schools in nearby towns and cities are opening their doors to evacuees.  Click […]

08/30/2017: "This government is nothing but dysfunctional"

Aug 30, 2017
Hurricane Harvey may have an effect on gas pumps that aren't anywhere near Texas. With oil refineries shutting down production, we'll take a look at how much gas prices across the country could rise. Afterwards, we'll discuss whether Trump will still go through with a government shutdown if he doesn't get funding for his U.S.-Mexico wall, and then talk about 21st Century Fox's decision to stop showing Fox News in Britain.

More than 120 school districts remain closed as a result of the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. On today’s show, we’ll look at the accommodations some schools are making for students. Afterwards, we’ll check in on how Texas utilities are coping with the hurricane’s aftermath, and then discuss the catastrophic effects of heavy rains in South Asia.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC