New audiobook version of ‘The Accommodation’ features Dallas’ familiar voice
Accommodation, the seminal work on race and racism in Dallas, written by East Dallas-based journalist Jim Schutze, with an attack by Oak Cliff resident, activist and commissioner John Wiley Price, republished by local society Deep Vellum, is now available in audiobook form on Google Play. And the voice of the narrator is well known in this beautiful town.
Dallas radio patriarch — co-founder and host for 26 years on The Ticket — Mike Rhyner recounts the eight-hour listen. Rhyner, also a former East Dallas resident and Kimball High School alumnus, says he’s “honoured” to be the voice for Schutze’s “superbly meaningful work.”
“…if you want to know how things got here in Dallas, it’s all here…”, says The Old Gray Wolf.
Rhyner grew up in Oak Cliff and lived in the Casa Linda area for a time. In 1999 (and again in 2012), he took the time to talk to the lawyer about The Ticket, quite new and groundbreaking at the time, and living with his family in the neighborhood – it’s extensive, and you can read about it here.
Rhynes is also a member of the band Petty Theft, which you can see around town, and the host of the Your Dark Companion podcast.
Jim Schutze was with Dallas Observer for many years and, well, in his twitter bio he describes himself as “an old-school, retired journalist who should shut up, but…”
According to a post he wrote for Magazine D, Accommodation “reservoir” when first published 30 years ago, but was republished by Will Evans at Deep Vellum in 2021 as part of a “series of books to explore national issues at a hyperlocal level”, something that keenly interested Schutze, because that’s basically all his thing.
Listen to a sample or purchase the audiobook for $25.95 here.
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