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From the Newsroom: Immigration Rhetoric, Dallas Blues


The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

As the story of the immigrant children on the Texas-Mexico border has escalated, reporters, anchors and politicians seem to be reaching for ever more heightened ways to describe it. But how high is too high? And in the 1920s, Deep Ellum was arguably the epicenter of the blues. Music historian Alan Govenar shares how two of the era’s most influential performers got their bluesy nicknames.

You can listen to the segment weekdays at 6:20 p.m. and 8:20 a.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.

Courtney Collins has been working as a broadcast journalist since graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2004. Before coming to KERA in 2011, Courtney worked as a reporter for NPR member station WAMU in Washington D.C. While there she covered daily news and reported for the station’s weekly news magazine, Metro Connection.