The top local stories this evening from KERA News:
Fort Worth City Council members and top city staffers climbed onto a bus Tuesday and took a tour of the Stop Six neighborhood in East Fort Worth. The historic African-American neighborhood has long struggled with high crime, high unemployment and low incomes.
But, as KERA’s Christopher Connelly reports, the city is trying a new approach to make life better for the people who live there.
On Tuesdays, KERA’s One Crisis Away series looks at life on the financial edge. This week: the state of infants and toddlers in North Texas. A report released last month finds that many children 3 and younger in Tarrant County face big challenges – and that’s in large part due to poverty. The infant mortality rate is higher in Tarrant County than the state.
Guatemala, Rwanda, Vietnam are among the countries that have been affected by crimes against humanity. And today, Syria is seeing mass atrocities caused by war. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with former Chief War Crimes Prosecutor with the Justice Department Allan Ryan about why these crimes persist.
You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.