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Top Stories: Dallas Confederate Statue Coming Down; Transgender Murder Drama On Stage

Sep 14, 2017

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News:

After a few delays, a Confederate statue in Dallas is set to come down today. A crane arrived at Lee Park in Oak Lawn on Thursday afternoon. City officials say it could take a couple more hours to remove the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. 

Other stories:

  • If current trends continue, some two dozen transgender people will be murdered this year in the U.S. A British playwright has put the unsolved murder of a transgender woman in Dallas at the heart of his new play. It premieres this weekend. Art&Seek's Jerome Weeks reports. 
  • "Drips,” “Blobs” and “Squishes.” Those are the names of the brightly colored sculptures that have propelled North Texas artist Dan Lam into internet stardom. In this week’s Artist Spotlight, Art&Seek’s Hady Mawajdeh learns what inspired Lam’s transition from painting to crafting sculptures that look like alien beings. 

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