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Top Stories: The Texas Legislature Vs. Big Cities; Latest Tech Emerging From SXSW In Austin

Mar 13, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

The state Senate will vote this week on what's been dubbed the "bathroom bill." That debate is also at the heart of a battle brewing between the Legislature and the state's biggest cities. Brandon Formby writes about that in the Texas Tribune and sat down with KERA's Rick Holter.

Other stories this evening:

  • Nationalism is clearly on the march – just look at the Brexit vote last summer and Donald Trump’s rise to the White House. Today on “Think,” Krys Boyd talked with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. He argues that globalism is good – and that the U.S. should continue to play an important role around the world.
  • Austin’s SXSW is historically known as a music showcase. Yet the festival’s interactive arm is now the biggest draw for tens of thousands of folks from around the world. KERA’s Alan Melson has been writing about the conference this weekend on our website Art&Seek, and he talks with Anne Bothwell about the high-tech threads emerging.

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