Top Stories: Remembering Richardson Officer David Sherrard; Big Data And Child Abuse | KERA News

Top Stories: Remembering Richardson Officer David Sherrard; Big Data And Child Abuse

Feb 13, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

A Richardson police officer was remembered today by friends, family, and law enforcement from across Texas, and beyond. David Sherrard was fatally shot last week while answering a disturbance call at an apartment.

Richardson Police Chief Jimmy Spivey talked through tears about the 13-year police veteran and SWAT team leader who loved his wife, family, fellow officers, his job and God. 

Other stories this evening:  

  • Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price is just back from a trip to the nation's capital. She was the only Texan at Monday's White House ceremony where President Trump unveiled his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan. Price stopped by KERA's studios today.
  • We all know the feeling of sitting in a meeting that seems to drag on forever. Morten T. Hansen is a management professor at the University of California Berkeley and today on Think, he talked with host Krys Boyd about how to make meetings more effective. 
  • Computer models might help predict which children are most at risk for abuse, the answer is often those living in poverty. That’s the argument central to a recent piece for “Reason” magazine, written by Naomi Schaefer Riley. KERA’s Courtney Collins spoke to her about why the idea of using "big data" to analyze risk isn't a brand new concept, but how better algorithms are allowing it to be used in brand new ways.

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