Observer Radio Episode 64: The Filibuster Anniversary

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

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.

Patrick Michels, a former Observer staff writer, is a reporter at the Center for Investigative Reporting.

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