Adding more prosecutors, staying in flood-prone areas, and actor Kal Penn (Jan. 13, 2022) – Houston Public Media

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On Thursday’s airing: Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg appeared before District Commissioners to seek additional funding to hire 82 new prosecutors. She comes to us to discuss why.

Also This Hour: A new book, In Too Deep, follows the lives of a group of Houston mothers in a neighborhood that has been repeatedly hit by catastrophic flooding and examines how it affects them and their children. We speak to the author, Rice University sociologist Rachel Tolbert Kimbro.

Then the local sleep expert Dr. Sudha Tallavajhula your questions.

And actor Kal Penn talks about his career and the change in the way Indians are portrayed in television and film. Penn is in Houston to speak about his new book You Can’t Be Serious at an Asia Society event tonight.

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