Top Stories: Primary Runoff Election Day In Texas; Dealing With Veteran Food Insecurity | KERA News

Top Stories: Primary Runoff Election Day In Texas; Dealing With Veteran Food Insecurity

May 22, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News: 

Polls opened across most of Texas for voters to decide on primary runoff races, including for party nominees for governor and Congress where no candidate won at least 50 percent of the votes cast during the March primary.

The outcome of voting Tuesday will set up November races where Democrats hope to flip three Republican-held U.S. House seats, a once unthinkable total in such a conservative state.

San Antonio Express-News reporter Peggy Fikac joined Texas Standard host David Brown to talk about what she's paying attention to.

Other stories this evening:

  • Actor Bryan Cranston has played a dentist on "Seinfeld" and a dad on "Malcolm in the Middle." The role that made him famous, though, was Walter White on "Breaking Bad." Today on Think, he talked with Krys Boyd about how he approached the iconic role.
  • On Tuesdays, KERA's One Crisis Away project looks at life on the financial edge. Pockets of the veteran population are experiencing food insecurity at unusually high rates, and the Department of Veterans Affairs is taking steps to both understand and fight the problem. It now screens veterans for hunger, and as Texas Public Radio's Carson Frame reports, many VA facilities offer food banks onsite. 

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