Thursday, August 29, 2019

Episode 6: Jessie Daniel Ames: Early Texas Activist, with guest Dr. Christine Mann

Guest, Dr. Christine Mann, talks about how Jessie Daniel Ames inspired herself and other Texas activists to engage and register voters, and to work on behalf of civil rights. Dr. Mann is a current candidate for Texas congressional district 31. If you wish to learn more about her platform or to make a donation to her campaign, please visit her website.

If you would like to attend Dr. Mann's event, "Trauma and Tears: An Eyewitness Witness Account from the Border," you can find more details on the Facebook Event page here. She will discuss her experience as a volunteer physician helping migrants on the border that have been held in detention camps.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Episode 5: Suicide Brides: Fact vs. Fiction

This episode takes a close look at the fact vs. fiction behind Austin's treasured gothic ghost story. The most reliable book I reference is The Grand Dame of Austin: A History of The Driskill Hotel by Monte Akers. You can purchase this book at BookPeople, in Austin, or through the Austin History Center Association.  It is well researched and has a bit of spunk throughout the book.

Here is a photo I took of the lobby in the Driskill Hotel so that you can get an idea of it's southern grandure and understand how this setting is perfect for a good ghost story.