The top local stories this evening from KERA News:
A 26-year-old Salvadoran woman with a brain tumor is free on bond from a North Texas immigration detention center. Sara Beltran Hernandez was released from the Prairieland Detention Center in Alvarado – and will now be able to seek medical care.
Race, class and ethnicity are contributing to an educational divide for children in Dallas County. That’s according to a report out today by the education nonprofit Commit Partnership. John B. King, who was education secretary in President Obama’s administration, was in Dallas for the release of the Commit partnership report. Today on Think, King told Krys Boyd about the need for more diverse teachers in schools.
In movies, acting is all about the face, the close-up. But on stage, actors must use their entire body. Each week in the Artist Spotlight, we follow the personal journey of a North Texas creative. Today, Art&Seek’s Hady Mawajdeh learns how Dallas actor and teaching artist Ivan Jasso uses his body to transform into characters – on stage and in class.
You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.