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Observatory by the Texas Observer
18 minutes | 4 years ago
Observatory 6: Burden of Proof
Faith Pennington was raised in an evangelical Christian family where she and her sisters were home-schooled, weren’t allowed to go to college, and couldn't work outside the home. When she ran away from home at age 18, she discovered she had no way of proving who she was.
14 minutes | 4 years ago
Observatory 5: Fatal Attraction
Genevieve Keeney discovered her life's work after a series of untimely deaths.
10 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 4: Living Undocumented
Twenty-four year old Victor Erives was brought to the United States when he was just one year old. He's been living undocumented ever since. He says the DACA Act, which is being argued before the Supreme Court in April, changed his life. The ruling could benefit or deny millions of other undocumented kids like Victor the ability to live and work in the country they call home.
22 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 3: Mr. Eubanks
When neighbors in Mineola learned that Roy Eubanks was a murderer on the run from the law, many were ready to forgive the man they thought they'd known for so long. But for one family, the news only confirmed their worst suspicions.
25 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 2: Second Chances
Dara Musick was a career criminal who spent nearly two decades behinds bars. So how did she end up doing theater?
23 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 1: Chance
Jen Chance was 16 years old when she told her parents she was gay. They responded by sending her to reparative therapy, hoping it would convince her to be straight. Here's what it was like for a kid to grow up in an environment where she's told over and over again that who she genuinely feels herself to be, is wrong.
2 minutes | 5 years ago
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