On Air: Election Post-Mortem, Project Connect Preview

Plus: Emily Beyda discusses her novel The Body Double

KOOP’s Spring Membership Drive continues (have you donated yet? you should!) so it’s another abbreviated episode of The Austin Chronicle Show. Don’t worry: We managed to cram a lot in.

News editor Mike Clark-Madison runs through who won and who lost on Super Tuesday, which races are going to a runoff, and what shenanigans former Travis GOP Chair Robert Morrow got up to on Election Day. He also previews the next big city issue to consume us all – Cap Metro’s newly dropped Project Connect plan for high-capacity transit in Austin, a hugely ambitious (and $$$) set of recommendations for center city light rail, underground Downtown stations, bus rapid transit to serve UT and ACC Highland, new crossings of Lady Bird Lake, and more.

In the second half of the show, Emily Beyda – a longtime Chronicle Food contributor and author of the “Dear Glutton” column – joins us to discuss her debut novel, The Body Double, a deeply rattling book about the ways celebrity culture shapes and even erases us. Emily also tells a wild story about what happened to her first (still unpublished) book. You can hear Emily read and sign copies of her book tonight at BookPeople.

Host: Kim Jones. Guest: Mike Clark-Madison, Emily Beyda. Engineer: Evan Hearn. Theme music: Kevin Curtin and Jonas Wilson.

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