The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The U.S. Housing and Urban Development secretary is in North Texas.Ben Carson is on a multi-city listening tour to hear from people who rely on public housing.
It comes as his department has been targeted for massive budget cuts by President Trump, yet Carson downplayed the cuts yesterday in Fort Worth.
He’ll continue his listening tour today in Fort Worth and tomorrow in Dallas.
Photo credit: Paul Moseley/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Other stories this morning:
- Robert Benton won three Academy Awards for writing and directing “Kramer vs. Kramer” and “Places in the Heart.” He’s in town to open the Dallas International Film Festival tonight.
- The Nasher Sculpture Center today kicks off a series of events to honor this year’s Nasher Prize winner. Admission to the center is free this Saturday.
You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.