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Full Show: Gov. Abbott’s Criticism Of HISD, And Rep. Sylvia Garcia (Jan. 4, 2019)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Community leaders react to Gov. Abbott’s call for a state takeover of HISD. Newly elected Rep. Sylvia Garcia discusses her priorities. A scientist uses his personal experience to address the myth that vaccines cause autism. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news. And listeners share their New Year’s resolutions.

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Houston community members have harsh words for Gov. Greg Abbott after he advocated for a state takeover of the HISD board. We hear some reactions. And, just a day after being sworn into office, newly elected Houston-area Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia talks about her priorities — and anticipated challenges — for the upcoming session.

Also this hour: Dr. Peter Hotez debunks the myth that vaccines cause autism. He’s written a book about his own experience with his daughter called Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism.

Then, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

And we invite our listeners to share their New Year’s resolutions.  

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