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Top Stories: Judge OKs Confederate Statue Removal; Spotlight On Artist Marcela Reyes

Sep 7, 2017

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News:

A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is coming down after all. On Wednesday, the Dallas City Council voted to remove the statue in Oak Lawn. That brought a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order. The statue’s fate was decided this afternoon in a federal courtroom. 

Other stories:

  • In 2010, then-San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro commissioned a task force to look at how the city might better educate its students. The recommendation: full-day pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds. The program was implemented in 2013, and today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with Politico reporter Erick Trickey about the city’s long-term bet.

  • In 2017, experts predict we'll use our smartphones to capture more than a hundred billion photos. But do we really look at them? In this week's Artist Spotlight, Art&Seek's Hady Mawajdeh visits a popular Latino marketplace where one artist is trying to create images that endure and share a more detailed portrait of the North Texas immigrant population. 

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