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Top Stories: Remembering The Columbia Shuttle; Discussing Photographer Rania Matar's Work

Feb 2, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Fifteen years ago this week, on a clear blue Texas morning the Space Shuttle Columbia re-entered Earth's atmosphere after a successful, 16-day science mission in space. The shuttle disintegrated over East Texas skies, killing all seven astronauts on board.

Here are the voices of two people whose lives were forever changed by what happened on Feb. 1, 2003. 

Other stories this evening:

  • Photographer Rania Matar makes series of portraits: young girls posing, teenagers in their bedrooms and mothers with their daughters. Her subjects all live in Lebanon, where Matar was born, or in Massachusetts, where she now lives. They're all on display at a retrospective at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art.  In our weekly State of the Arts conversation, Matar tells KERA’s Anne Bothwell that these women have more in common than you might think.

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