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Top Stories: NFL Draft Arrives In Arlington; Artists Learn New Ways To Be Resourceful

Apr 26, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News: 

Over the next several days, officials expect over a 250,000 football fans to flock to AT&T Stadium in Arlington for the NFL Draft. Tonight’s the first round, and it’s also the first time the draft will be at a football venue. 

The city has hosted some big events before like the Super Bowl, World Series games and Beyoncé, but people don’t stay. Now, with a captive audience, businesses in Arlington’s nearby downtown are looking to pull in some serious revenue this weekend.

Other stories this evening:

  • You buy treats, take them on long walks and scratch that one spot they can't quite reach behind their ear all in an effort to make your dog happy. Are we sure, though, that a wagging tail equals joy? Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with biologist Marc Bekoff about the emotions of dogs.
  • The Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs has embedded teams of artists with different city departments (environmental safety, urban planning, etc) to develop either artworks or creative new ways of doing things. In this week’s Art & Seek Spotlight, Jerome Weeks finds out what they learned.

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