Top Stories: Transgender Rights Activists Hit The Capitol; Scarcity Of Affordable Housing | KERA News

Top Stories: Transgender Rights Activists Hit The Capitol; Scarcity Of Affordable Housing

Mar 7, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Hundreds of people signed up to testify at the state Capitol today about the so-called “bathroom bill.” Senate Bill 6 would require transgender people to use bathrooms in public spaces that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate.

 Other stories this evening:

  • While President Donald Trump won Texas in the 2016 election, Democrats dominated Harris County, winning nearly every race from the president on down. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with Andrew Coburn, Washington editor of Harper’s magazine, about how this trend could spread to the rest of the state. 
  • On Tuesdays, KERA’s One Crisis Away project looks at life on the financial edge. Across the United States, there are only 35 affordable rental homes for every 100 poor families who need them—and the situation is even worse in North Texas, according to a new report from the National Low Income Housing Association. Courtney Collins talked with the group’s Vice President of Research  Andrew Aurand.
  • Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki is close to joining an exclusive club – an NBA player to score at least 30,000 points. The Mavs take on the Los Angeles Lakers at the American Airlines Center in Dallas – and Nowitzki could reach the milestone at tonight’s game. KERA’s Gus Contreras has more.  

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