NPR’s Wade Goodwyn on Hurricane Harvey damage.

Will the Army Corps of Engineers Be Held Accountable for Decisions to Flood Areas of Southeast Texas?

Will the Army Corps of Engineers Be Held Accountable for Decisions to Flood Areas of Southeast Texas?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Sept. 5 2017 7:54 PM

Choosing Who Gets Flooded

NPR’s Wade Goodwyn surveys the damage after Harvey.

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LaMarcus McCray and Allan Sommer bring items out of a home on Sunday in Houston.

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The nation has weathered another major natural disaster, and the Army Corps of Engineers once again finds itself under scrutiny. NPR’s national desk correspondent Wade Goodwyn says the corps made a choice to open the floodgates of two major reservoirs in southeast Texas, flooding certain neighborhoods and sparing others.

Mike Pesca is back to take his rightful place as spieler in chief. Tuesday’s topic: Jeff Sessions finally gets to stick it to the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.