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Top Stories: GM Is Expanding In Arlington; Ted Cruz Stops By North Texas

Jun 16, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Today in Arlington, officials broke ground on a project that General Motors says will make it operate more efficiently. A new supplier park is being built for the companies that make parts for the SUVs built at the GM Assembly Plant.

As KERA’s Christopher Connelly reports, the supplier park will replace an old mall in the middle of Arlington.

Other stories this evening:

  • At the groundbreaking ceremony in Arlington today, Senator Ted Cruz weighed in on the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in U.S. elections and possible Russian ties to President Trump's campaign. Former FBI director Robert Mueller was named as special counsel to head up that investigation. Cruz said that in the past, special counsels have gone adrift when they allowed their scope of inquiry to become too broad.

  • Both Jessica Shattuck and Rachel Kadish grew up learning about World War 2 from their European grandparents. There was one big difference, though, in the stories they heard. Kadish's grandparents were Holocaust survivors and Shattuck's were Nazis. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with the two novelists about how they navigated their families histories and formed a friendship. Here's Jessica Shattuck. 

  • The Trump Administration issued a pair of controversial statements on immigration last night -- a mix of good and bad news for undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.  And Tuesday is National Refugee Day. All of which makes the Bruce Wood Dance Project's new work about the refugee experience especially timely. It's called "Chasing Home," and dancer Albert Drake choreographed it, with the help of a $70,000 grant. Today in State of the Arts, he talks to Art&Seek's Anne Bothwell about making his second major work. 

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