Oh This World

Ep. #32: Weekend Grab Bag

June 19, 2020 Antoinette Perez and Lucas Schaefer
Oh This World
Ep. #32: Weekend Grab Bag
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Every Friday, we take a look at the week in numbers and offer our recs for what to read, listen to and watch to stay grounded during this unsettling time.

To help us understand the numbers for the week we turn to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, as well as this Texas Tribune piece on record hospitalizations in Texas.

(One correction: when discussing Hays County numbers of late, Lucas meant to say that the GOP has touted that no one under sixty has died, not over).

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has announced students will return to school in the fall without any masking or testing requirements, to which teacher associations in Texas are saying "hell no." For more on the governor's, er, not-exactly-straightforward proclamations, Antoinette recs this Christopher Hooks piece in Texas Monthly.

We also follow-up on Wednesday's Down-ballot Frenzy with some info on the local race for County Attorney.

Meanwhile, Antoinette and her family have been doing the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. She updates us on how it's going.

Weekend recs?

After devouring "Bluebird, Bluebird" a year ago, Lucas is reading "Heaven, My Home," the next in Attica Locke's highly addictive Highway 59 series.

Antoinette recommends Yvonne Orji's new HBO comedy special, "Momma, I Made It!" and puts in a plug for online classes.

Have a good weekend and stay safe, everyone!

This episode was recorded on Friday, June 19, 2020.

Friday follow-ups: the week in numbers, Greg Abbott nonsense, County Attorney, TX21
Antoinette tries the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge
Weekend recs