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Top Stories: Texas Is Below Average In Education Equality; Your Senses And Experimental Cinema

Jan 5, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Public schools in Texas earned a below average grade in a new report card for education quality.

Other stories this morning:

  • Some Texas lawmakers want to strengthen open records laws to make it easier for citizens and journalists requesting state public documents. The bills would require private entities – like nonprofits and businesses – to open up their records if they get public funds or give services traditionally provided by a governmental body.

  • For people with synesthesia, stimulating one sense triggers an involuntary experience in another sense. For example, someone might associate certain sounds with specific colors. Through the years, experimental filmmakers have played with that idea. This week, our Big Screen team talks about a film series at the Nasher Sculpture Center that explores what music might look like.

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