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School starts in less than three weeks for most kids in the San Antonio area.  If your child has not gotten his or her first or updated vaccinations, there are numerous opportunities to get that taken care of.

A Metro Health clinic is in the Frank Garrett Center at 1226 Northwest 18th Street.  It’s open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is accepting walk-ins.  An immunization event is also taking place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wonderland of the Americas Mall.

There are some things that parents need to bring with them.

Death is not a popular topic of conversation in America, but a movement is afoot to change all that. Death Cafes want to make the taboo commonplace when it comes to death. Palliative care, hospice, the stress of caregiving, and all the other aspects of death-either our own or a loved ones-are up for discussion over coffee.

There is one going on this Saturday, August 8th at La Taza Coffee House (15060 San Pedero Ave). We talk with the organizer to find out why people avoid the topic of death.

Guest:

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed 25 years ago as of last week. The bill was controversial and has its detractors, but the majority of people with disabilities believe the bill has improved their lives and access to opportunity. 

The ADA set out to achieve four major goals: Equality of Opportunity, Full Participation for the Disabled, Independent Living, and Economic Self-Sufficiency.

While significant progress has been made, their is a lot left to accomplish. 

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Undoubtedly Dr. Seuss, born Theodore Seuss Geisel, influenced what we read to kids. For 40 years he was the foremost writer of children's books. Many credit him with killing the then popular Dick and Jane franchise. His popularity would lead him to write more than 40 titles, sell half a billion copies in , have a couple made into live-action movies, and stay weeks on the bestseller list for even his most controversial book "The Butter Battle War."  

Driving on Interstate 35 to Austin from San Antonio is a chore, the corridor being reduced at times to a parking lot. One idea having been floated for years is the Lone Star Rail project. A commuter rail line that could connect San Antonio all the way to Georgetown north of Austin. 

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