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From The Newsroom: Long-Term Costs Of Cancer, Arts Season In North Texas

Christina Ulsh
KERA Special Contributor

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Kids who beat cancer don’t escape unscathed. They’re at higher risk for secondary cancers later in life and the treatments they receive as kids can affect growth, fertility, even learning. Then there’s the lingering fear of remission.

And as arts festivals and special events kick off in Dallas this month, the city is up for some major funding to keep arts innovation humming along.

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.