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Top Stories: New Census Question Raises Concern; Spotlight On Magician Trigg Watson

Mar 29, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the questions for the upcoming 2020 count, and the list includes a question about citizenship requested by the Justice Department. Some say immigrants in Texas and elsewhere will dodge the Census because of the question.

In Texas, critics say adding the citizenship question could affect federal funding for education, highway construction and health care. Texas Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey talked with Texas Standard host David Brown about the ramifications the question could have in the state.

Other stories this evening:

  • Veera Hiranandani's father was just a boy when he was uprooted from his Indian hometown because it was included in the "new country" of Pakistan, where Hindus like his family were no longer welcome after the 1947 partition. Inspired by his story, Hiranandani's new young adult novel centers around the experiences of 12-year-old twins living during that time. Today on Think, she talked with Krys Boyd about discovering her father's story.
  • Magician Trigg Watson has performed on Penn & Teller’s TV show. He’s performed in front of three thousand people in Italy. When he’s not on tour or entertaining on cruise ships, Watson has fun pulling tricks at a wine bar in the Cedars neighborhood in Dallas. Art & Seek's Jerome Weeks caught up with him for the latest Artist Spotlight.

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