Top Stories: Student Walkouts In North Texas; Catching Up With 'Visionary Filmmaker' Ciara Boniface | KERA News

Top Stories: Student Walkouts In North Texas; Catching Up With 'Visionary Filmmaker' Ciara Boniface

Apr 20, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Students across North Texas walked out of school today in a nationwide effort to remember victims of gun violence and advocate for stricter gun laws. At Flower Mound High School, students actually had the day off, so instead of doing a walkout, they showed up on a lawn in front of the school.

Other stories this evening:

  • Disney Studios recently launched a contest to honor Ava Duvernay, the director of A Wrinkle in Time. They were searching for country's "Next Visionary Filmmaker." The winner? A 19-year-old junior from UNT. In this week's State of the Arts, KERA's Anne Bothwell sat down with Ciara Boniface to find out how she'll use her $100,000 prize, and what it's like to meet Oprah Winfrey.
  • The "Big Squeeze" Statewide Accordion Contest is tomorrow in Austin at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. One 10-year-old contestant, Ricardo Cabrera, in the youth category is ready to show off his talents.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:23 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.