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Top Stories: Dealing With DACA And Harvey; Diapers Needed After Disasters

Sep 5, 2017

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News:

DACA's days are numbered and that's generating strong reactions across Texas. Since 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has given legal protections to more than 120,000 Texans.

The Trump administration's decision Tuesday to wind down DACA came after Texas and nine other states threatened to take legal action to stop it.  KERA's Stella Chavez caught up with one DACA recipient -- a University of Houston graduate student -- who is struggling with two big challenges.

Other stories this evening:

  • On Tuesdays, KERA's One Crisis Away project looks at life on the financial edge. Today, an essential item that runs out quickly, and many families can't live without diapers. Toddlers need six to eight every day, and infants can go through up to 12. In the aftermath of Harvey -- and with Hurricane Irma cranking up in the Atlantic -- KERA's Courtney Collins reports, diapers are a key element in outfitting a shelter. 
  • College athletes rely on trainers to tape sprained ankles and ice sore muscles. Treatment is rarely available, though, for an athlete’s mental health. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with ESPN commentator Kate Fagan about how colleges are beginning to address this gap in how they care for student-athletes.

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