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Books and Backlash

6 March 2022 - 37 mins
Podcast Series Southlake

 The fight over diversity in Southlake’s Carroll Independent School District is back in the headlines and has a new focus — books. Teachers are worried about a new Texas law that limits instruction on contentious topics, and one of them secretly records a meeting in which a Carroll administrator offers an unexpected piece of advice: If teachers share books about the Holocaust with students, the administrator says, then they should also offer books on “opposing perspectives.” Teachers are incredulous, and the recording sets off an international backlash. In this special bonus episode, we speak with a former librarian at Carroll Senior High School, who retired early instead of continuing to na...

37 mins

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Introducing: Murder & Magnolias

Introducing: Murder & Magnolias

As a bonus for you, we’re sharing the trailer for Murder & Magnolias, an all-new original podcast series from Dateline and Keith Morrison.     The story starts with a picture-perfect couple in the land of Spanish moss and sweet magnolias. But when a hit man targets one of them, a plot driven by betrayal and murderous intent unfolds.  Listen to the first 2 episodes now for free, or subscribe to Dateline Premium on Apple Podcasts. Subscribers get early access to new episodes and can listen to all Dateline podcasts ad-free: 

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Special Preview: “The Revolution with Steve Kornacki”

Special Preview: “The Revolution with Steve Kornacki”

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Beyond the Bubble

Beyond the Bubble

Four educators -- and one former school board member -- on how the anti-CRT movement is separating them from their careers and their students.

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Protect the Tradition

Protect the Tradition

It’s Election Day in Southlake, Texas — time to see if the fight over the Carroll school district’s Cultural Competence Action Plan translates into votes.

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The Debate Channel

The Debate Channel


As school board candidates debate Southlake’s future, a queer 16-year-old faces off with her principal over his handling of a harassment complaint.

42 mins

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