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From The Newsroom: Profiling 33 Artists, Living On Three Continents

Ken Applebaum
Jeff Koons, famous for this sculpture, is one of the artists featured in Sarah Thornton's book.

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Writer Sarah Thornton makes a political comparison of diverse, international artists in her new book “33 Artists in 3 Acts.”

And Aasif Mandvi of Daily Show fame grew up in three different countries. He talks about how bridging cultures meant searching for role models in unlikely places.

You can listen to the top local news stories 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.