The Texas Miracle #12: Whose Lives Matter?


This week on the Texas Miracle podcast, the Observer‘s weekly compendium of everything you need to know, but maybe wish you didn’t, about the Lone Star state: We’ll start off with a brief note about the attacks on police that followed a peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration in Dallas on Thursday night. Host Andrea Grimes will intro the show by wondering: Whose lives matter? After tragedy strikes, for whom do we lower our flags?

And we’ll also get to the business of our sort-of-usual frivolity. In the Miracle’s new Stump-A-Fer’ner segment, we’ll see if a Belgian can beat a Texan at her own Texas trivia game, and go out to the Texas tiki shed for our news roundup. Dallas Morning News writers Bobby Blanchard and Lauren McGaughy, and Austin freelance writer Paula Forbes will discuss campus carry, Browser the library cat and some behind-the-scenes attempts to change Texas abortion regulations in the wake of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman’s v. Hellerstedt.

And because we never miss an opportunity to Ask A Texan, we’ve tapped Central Texas librarian Allison Steger for her recommendations of the best Texas books to read with your kids — or on your own, we won’t judge you. Promise.

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