The top local stories this evening from KERA News:
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings announced this afternoon that the city will join the legal fight to stop the state's so-called sanctuary cities bill. San Antonio and Austin announced last week they are also suing the state. Senate Bill 4 allows officers to question the immigration status of people. It also punishes officials who don’t cooperate with federal immigration agents.
Other stories this evening:
A North Texas legislator is apologizing after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Dallas police late last night found Victoria Neave after her car slammed into a tree in Lakewood, and was arrested on a misdemeanor intoxicated driving charge.
Whether we admit it or not, most of us care about our social standing. And new research shows that there's a good reason to focus on our popularity. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with psychologist Mitch Prinstein about the link between popularity and health.
Every four years, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth challenges each pianist with a brief new work they must play in public. It’s a challenge for the composer too, who hopes to write a work that’s technically demanding while offering room for individual interpretation. For the first time, the Cliburn commissioned a composer outside the U.S. KERA’s Bill Zeeble spoke to him about hearing his piece performed - 30 times at the competition.
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