Top Stories: Tillerson Faces Confirmation Hearing; The Politics Of Vaccinations | KERA News

Top Stories: Tillerson Faces Confirmation Hearing; The Politics Of Vaccinations

Jan 11, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

A Senate confirmation hearing is underway for the former CEO of Irving-based Exxon Mobil. President-elect Donald Trump nominated Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State.

Senators are expected to question him about Exxon’s dealings with Russia and other foreign countries, as well as his views on climate change. You can watch the hearing here.

Other stories this morning:

  • 90-year-old Opal Lee of Fort Worth will conclude her journey to Washington, D.C. Three months ago, she began a walking campaign from North Texas in hopes of making Juneteenth a national day of observance.
  • A growing group of Texas parents are opting out of vaccinations for their kids. But when a state representative tried to get rid of vaccination exemptions, he was shot down.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.