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The Daily

768 EpisodesProduced by The New York TimesWebsite

This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

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Thursday, Aug 31, 2017

“The problem starts for Houston almost the moment that it’s founded.” That’s how Richard Fausset, who covers the South for The New York Times, describes the founding of Houston, which was built on the edge of a swampy bayou. On today’s show, he describes the uniquely American success story of Houston as a boomtown, and how Harvey’s destruction recasts the narrative. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. 

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