Houston is still reeling from floods which killed eight people this week. It's just one in a series of storms recently to hit the Gulf Coast and many Red States in the South, where Republican mayors of hard-hit cities are calling for their party to stop dismissing climate change science and to combat rising seas. Will the Republican top brass come around?
Later on the program, NPR is finally investing in the next big thing podcasting. All Things Considered host Kelly McEvers tells us about her new weekly digital series, Embedded.