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Top Stories: A New Bishop For The Dallas Diocese; When Science Meets Music

Catholic Diocese of Dallas
Edward Burns has been installed as the eighth bishop of the Dallas Diocese.

The top local stories this evening from KERA News: The Catholic Diocese of Dallas welcomed its new bishop Thursday afternoon. Edward Burns has been installed as the eighth bishop of the Dallas Diocese, which has 1.3 million Catholics in nine counties. 

  • Wind is now the top source of renewable power in the nation. The American Wind Energy Association bragged about that news in Arlington. Last year, Texas wind produced more than 20,000 megawatts of electricity, the group says.
  • And follow the journey of a North Texas creative caught between two worlds. Zachary Wallmark has one foot in science, and another in music. He now teaches musicology at Southern Methodist University -- studying how musical sound affects the brain.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 6:20 p.m. and 8:22 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.
Rachel Osier Lindley is Statewide Senior Editor for The Texas Newsroom.