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Top Stories: How Solar Winds Are Felt On Earth, Dallas Conference Unfurls Art Initiative

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Why weather in space might interfere with... smartphone maps? Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington are working with the Department of Defense to understand how solar winds can be a hazard for us here on earth.

Plus, a conference launches a project called “New Cities, Future Ruins," a four-year initiative that will lead to artworks, design projects and residencies in Dallas, El Paso and Phoenix. 

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.