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Top Stories: Texas Lawmakers React To Syria Strike; DeColonize Dallas Is Spreading The Love

Apr 7, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

In the 24 hours since the U.S. launched missiles at a Syrian air base, the move has gotten mixed reviews from Texas lawmakers. Senator John Cornyn – who, like President Trump, is a Republican – told Fox News that he fully supports this as a show of strength against the Assad regime. 

 

Other stories this evening:

  • UT-Dallas unveiled the winner of its first Richard Brettell Award in the Arts today. The $150,000 prize – the richest arts award in Texas – will go to Peter Walker, one of the world’s leading landscape architects.

  • Bassem Yousef gained an international following as the creator of the first-ever openly-political satire show in the Middle East. The show was considered “The Daily Show” of the Arab world and became the most popular TV show in Egypt’s history. Today on Think, he talked with Krys Boyd about President Trump welcoming Egypt’s president into to the White House this week.

  • April is Dallas Arts Month and the city’s Arts District is brimming with events that draw thousands - like the Dallas Art Fair. But two artists are doing their best to ensure Dallasites outside of the city’s center are engaged. Today in State of the Arts, Art&Seek’s weekly look at what’s making news in the North Texas arts scene, Hady Mawajdeh explores a project called DeColonize Dallas.

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