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Observer Radio Episode 64: The Filibuster Anniversary

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Pro-choice protesters chant outside the Senate chamber
Patrick Michels
Pro-choice protesters chant outside the Senate chamber minutes before lawmakers sent House Bill 2 to Gov. Perry’s desk.

Patrick Michels is a reporter for the Texas Observer and a former legislative intern. He has been a staff writer and web editor at the Dallas Observer, and a former editor of the Texas Independent. He has a bachelor's in journalism from Northwestern University, a master's in photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a competitive eating enthusiast.

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    ‘it can’t be done’.. ? .. we are a nation that has repealed an amendment, we have impeached presidents, we can do anything we choose to do.. mexico/central america/south america are not our allies.. they are run by cartels and corrupt governments.. you bet mass deportation is on the horizon

In this episode of Observer Radio, Austin journalist and activist Jessica Luther joins associate editor Forrest Wilder and staff writer Patrick Michels to discuss the legacy of the "unruly mob," one year after its historic occupation of the State Capitol opposing new limits on abortion access.

Then, politics writer Chris Hooks joins us to discuss Forrest's recent piece on troubling proposals from Texas officials for confronting the humanitarian crisis on the Texas-Mexico border.

Observer Radio now appears on KEOS in College Station on Sundays at 6:30 p.m. and on KOOP in Austin on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. Subscribe to Observer Radio on iTunes and never miss an episode.