Top Stories: Shooting Shocks Santa Fe High School; Exit Interview With Jaap Van Zweden | KERA News

Top Stories: Shooting Shocks Santa Fe High School; Exit Interview With Jaap Van Zweden

May 18, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News: 

It's been six months since a gunman shot and killed 26 people in a small-town Texas church. It's been three months since 17 people died in a mass shooting at a Florida high school. And today, it was another school, a half-hour southeast of Houston.

One student is in custody, 10 victims are dead and 10 others are injured. Throughout the day, students shared their stories, and politicians responded to the news.

Other stories this evening:

  • Gov. Greg Abbott said the accused shooter, a 17-year-old football player named Dimitrios Pagourtzis, used a shotgun and revolver that his father owned. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with Texas Standard Investigative Reporter Alain Stevens about the rules for buying guns here.
  • Conductor Jaap van Zweden transformed the Dallas Symphony over the past decade. Now he's leaving to run the New York Philharmonic. In today's State of the Arts conversation, KERA's Jerome Weeks sat down with van Zweden in the conductor's office for some final reflections as he prepares for his last concerts as music director, performing Beethoven's Ninth.

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