Rewilding Zilker Park and Reveling in Halloween

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On our Halloween week episode of The Austin Chronicle Show on KOOP 91.7 FM, we dig into topics both earthbound and otherworldly.

First up, reporter Lina Fisher delves into the two vision plans for the future of Zilker Park and their different approaches to weighing the cultural value of the park with the ecological impact of an average 2 million per year.

In the second half of the program, James Scott joins me for a far-ranging conversation about the newly reopened and relocated “vampire parlor,” the Glass Coffin, and why so many folks in LGBTQIA communities connect with the horror and supernatural genres.

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Host: Kim Jones. Guests: Lina Fisher, James Scott. Engineer: Bob Dailey, Andrew Solin. Theme music: Kevin Curtin and Jonas Wilson.

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