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From The Newsroom: Sharing Stories, Hitching A Ride Through Space

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Multimedia artist Christopher Blay and his former professor pose after their recording inside the iconic StoryCorps mobile booth at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas.

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The StoryCorps mobile booth opened Thursday in Dallas. A Fort Worth artist and the Dallas County Sheriff were among the first North Texans to share their stories. And zipping through the solar system, 310 million miles from Earth, a comet is carrying an invention by a North Texan.

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.