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Full Show: Vaccines And Autism, And Dealing With Obnoxious People (June 21, 2018)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: We examine concerns immigrant advocates still have despite Pres. Trump’s executive order ending family separation. Then, a local expert dispels the myth that vaccines cause Autism by sharing the experience of his own daughter. Plus, we learn about humankind’s increased knowledge of the human genome and our potential to alter it. And an author champions the benefits of loving the obnoxious people in our lives.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Immigration advocates say concerns remain even after President Trump signed an executive order ending the separation of migrant children from their parents. And residents of the southeast Houston neighborhood of Manchester want to hold someone accountable for the poor air quality there.

Also this hour: Dr. Peter Hotez discusses his new book Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism, in which he combines his own medical expertise with the experiences of his daughter to dispel the idea that vaccines are connected to Autism.

Then, cancer researcher and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee talks about his most recent book, The Gene: An Intimate History. And Dr. Hafeez Diwan stresses the importance of loving the obnoxious people in our lives.

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