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Top Stories: ATT-Time Warner Merger Is Big For Dallas; Mexican-American Studies Testimony

Jun 12, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

A federal judge issued a ruling Tuesday afternoon that could fundamentally reshape one of the most influential companies in Texas. Judge Richard Leon said AT&T will be able to merge with Time Warner after all.

That's despite opposition from the Trump administration, and it means CNN, HBO and Wonder Woman will all fall under the umbrella of AT&T, which is based in downtown Dallas.

Business columnist Mitchell Schnurman is covering this landmark decision for the Dallas Morning News, and talked with KERA's Rick Holter from the newspaper's office, five blocks east of AT&T's headquarters.

Other stories this evening:

  • The proposed name of a new statewide Mexican-American studies course drew fire today in Austin. As KERA's Stella Chavez reports, most people who spoke at a State Board of Education hearing want to change the title of the course from "Ethnic Studies."
  • On Tuesdays, we explore life on the financial edge with the "One Crisis Away" project. Today, a TV documentary that shocked the nation a half-century ago by shining a light on extreme poverty in Texas. David Martin Davies of Texas Public Radio in San Antonio reports on the CBS program “Hunger in America” – which created a legacy that lives on today.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.