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Full Show: Stress After The 2016 Election, And A Lost Boy Of Sudan (May 3, 2018)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: We learn about hotspots of the dangerous chemical dioxin found in some area waterways. Then, a new study seems to indicate an increase in stress after the 2016 election. Plus, a former Lost Boy of Sudan shares his story. And we bid farewell to Houston Public Media’s Edel Howlin.



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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Hotspots of the dangerous chemical dioxin have been found in more than 30 locations along the San Jacinto River, the Houston Ship Channel and Galveston Bay. That's according to new analysis of research that – for nearly a decade – had never been made public. Investigative reporter Lise Olsen of the Houston Chronicle discusses the findings, why they’re just now coming to light, and outlines fears that the situation could be worse now.

Following the 2016 election, many individuals have reported intrusive thoughts and even ritualistic behaviors associated with anxiety and stress. Really? Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have studied how certain anxiety behavior could be directly attributed to the election. We find out more.

Also this hour: Salva Dut, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, shares his story of survival and his mission to bring clean drinking water to his home country. And we bid farewell to one of the original members of the Houston Matters crew: Edel Howlin.

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