Observer Radio Episode 54: Lingering Questions From West, Texas


Members of the West Volunteer Fire Department proceed to a memorial in Waco on April 25, 2013, for victims of the West explosion.
Members of the West Volunteer Fire Department proceed to a memorial in Waco on April 25, 2013, for victims of the West explosion.  Joyce Marshall/MCT/ZUMAPRESS.com

In this episode of Observer Radio, staff writer Emily DePrang discusses a battle between child advocates and the state over an overhaul of the state’s foster care system.

In the guest segment for this week, James Drew of The Dallas Morning News stops by to discuss the anniversary of the West fertilizer plant explosion and what is being done (and not done) to make sure ammonium nitrate is stored safely.

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