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Top Stories: NAACP Regional President Says Austin Bombings Were Intentional; Cry Havoc Takes On Guns

Mar 15, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

As Austin Police and federal investigators piece together the personal connections between victims of the three package bombs this month, the NAACP’s regional president says the third attack was meant for someone else.

Nelson Linder says he’s personal friends with members of both families that lost a loved one. He says the bomb that severely wounded Esperanza Herrera on Monday was intended for a relative of 17-year-old Draylen Mason who died from an attack earlier that morning.

Other stories this evening:   

  • Last year, the North Texas teen theater company, Cry Havoc, created an acclaimed show about the July 7th Dallas police ambush. Now they’re tackling a closely related but even more controversial subject. For today's Art & Seek Artist Spotlight, Jerome Weeks followed director Mara Richards Bim and her students as they’ve been developing a new play, about the entire issue of gun violence.
  • More than a thousand music acts are performing this week during South by Southwest. Amy Miller is Program Director for KERA's sister station, KXT 91.7. She's in Austin and she talked to Art&Seek's Anne Bothwell about taking it all in. 

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