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Full Show: Zero Tolerance Policy’s Effect On Resources, And Developing A New Ebola Vaccine (June 19, 2018)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We discuss how the “zero tolerance” immigration policy is straining resources locally. We learn about a new experimental Ebola vaccine developed by a Galveston researcher. Horticulturalist Linda Gay answers your gardening questions. And, to commemorate Juneteenth, we revisit Emancipation Park’s re-dedication celebration last year.


On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Legal experts overseeing cases stemming from the so-called "zero tolerance" policy say it's putting a strain on resources and creating confusion, including here in Greater Houston. This comes as Houston prepares for a possible facility to house migrant children. Kate Vickery with the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative shares the policy's impact here.

Also this hour: Gun owners disagree about whether strengthening firearm storage laws will prevent future shootings in the wake of Santa Fe. News 88.7's Florian Martin has that story. Then, we learn about an experimental Ebola vaccine being used in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dr. Thomas Geisbert, a professor at UTMB in Galveston, helped develop the vaccine and tells us what it takes to create new ones.

Plus: Horticulturalist Linda Gay from the Arbor Gate Nursery answers your summer gardening questions. And today is Juneteenth, the day slaves in Texas learned of their emancipation. Since 1872, Juneteenth celebrations have been held at Emancipation Park in Houston’s Third Ward. We revisit our conversation with local leaders last year at the re-dedication of the park after a major renovation.

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