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Top Stories: Get Ready For The Eclipse; Giving Students A Chance To Learn About The Arts

Aug 18, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

As you might've heard by now there's a total solar eclipse next Monday. It's the first total solar eclipse in 99 years to cross coast-to-coast, and it's the first in 38 years to pass through any part of the lower 48 states.

In North Texas, we'll see a partial eclipse from late morning to early afternoon, and the peak time will be just after 1 p.m. Mary Urquhart is a planetary scientist at the University of Texas at Dallas, and she gives KERA's Justin Martin her best eclipse pointers.

 

Other stories this evening:

  • A Dallas school board meeting is going on Friday night where trustees are deciding whether to ask voters for more money through a tax ratification election in November. Three TRE options are on the table. 

  • San Antonio has a community center that lets students dive deep into theater, game design or visual arts, and makes sure they graduate from high school. Jon Hinojosa is Executive Director of the non profit called Say Si. In our weekly State of the Arts conversation, he sits down with KERA’s vice president of arts Anne Bothwell to talk about what lessons North Texas can learn.

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