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Top Stories: North Texas Mayors Headed To Canada; A Little Piece Of Dallas In Sicily

Jun 1, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

The mayors of Dallas and Fort Worth are heading to Canada. Mike Rawlings and Betsy Price announced today they’re leading a trade mission June 11 in Toronto and Montreal. The goal is to promote economic development, business opportunities and tourism between Canada and North Texas.

Other stories this evening:

  • One of New York’s hottest playwrights Young Jean Lee has been writing and staging performances for the past 15 years, and her plays have premiered regionally in Dallas. Now her celebrated play, “We’re Gonna Die” is making the rounds in North Texas.

  • Aggression, cruelty and lack of empathy are a few of the traits that define psychopaths. And experts can spot these characteristics in children as young as three. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with journalist Barbara Bradley Hagerty about an emotion psychopathic children can’t feel…fear. 

  • In late April, three Dallas artists flew to a mountain village in Sicily to paint wall murals. None of them had been to Sicily, none of them knew what they were going to paint. Artist Spotlight is Art & Seek’s weekly series about North Texas creatives, and for this latest Spotlight, Jerome Weeks files a two-part report on Dallas artists using paint to help the village of Prizzi.

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