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A Look Inside A Sheriff Primary Challenge, Another Modern Take On 'Romeo And Juliet'


The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson is in the middle of a primary challenge as he seeks his fifth and, he says, final term. His challenger: Former Dalworthington Gardens Police Chief Bill Waybourn.

And the Dallas Theater Center’s current production of "Romeo and Juliet" follows a familiar pattern of modernization – the play’s been stripped down and made contemporary with torn jeans, pop music and gunplay. Jerome Weeks analyzes whether that approach actually works.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.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.