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The Source: Payday Lenders Hold On | Immunizations In Texas


In the first segment:

Payday lenders and their legislative allies managed to defeat a bill in the Texas Legislature this past session, and they have a whole host of tricks to get around laws in other states.

We talk with ProPublica writer Paul Kiel, who has written extensively on the subject in his Debt Inc. series,  about the arsenal of financial products and loopholes that payday lenders exploit in order to get around laws in states all across the country.

Also, Forrest Wilder from the Texas Observer talks about his work on payday lenders, including the story where he took out a loan for himself. He thinks he has it all paid back.

In the second segment:


7,000 Texas kindergartners opted out of getting immunized this past year according to a recent CDC study. Unsupported reports of immunizations causing autism as well as other parental concerns have people thinking twice about the process.

We talk with Dr. Anil Mangla about Bexar County's efforts to keep kids immunized and other resources they provide along with Anna Dragsbaek, president of The Immunization Partnership.

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