In February 2021, a powerful winter storm led to power outages — and an official tally of more than 200 deaths — across Texas. The Disconnect, a podcast from FRONTLINE’s Local Journalism Initiative partner, the Texas Newsroom, and Austin public radio station KUT, investigates the aftermath of the storm and the state’s response.
KUT’s Mose Buchele, Senior Correspondent for Energy & Environment and host of The Disconnect, joins The FRONTLINE Dispatch to talk about the state’s unique power grid, the deadly consequences when it failed and trying to hold officials accountable.
“At the end of the day,” Buchele said, “this is a system that seems sometimes intentionally set up to diffuse responsibility.”
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