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From The Newsroom: A Report On Kids' Wellness; A Congressman Joins A Road Crew

According to the annual report Kids Count, 72 percent of fourth graders aren’t proficient in reading.";

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: 

A new report on children's well-being is out and Texas ranked pretty low.


Also, how psychiatrists determine whether a person is crazy, and a Congressman joins a road crew in his campaign to raise the minimum wage. 

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

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.