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Top Stories: After 4 Years In Senate, Ted Cruz Has Changed; Replacing Van Zweden

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Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

The top stories this afternoon from KERA News: The search is on for a new music director at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Jaap van Zweden will head the New York Philharmonic in 2018. It’s going to be tough to pass the baton, says classical music critic Scott Cantrell.

In 2012, Ted Cruz made history when he beat lieutenant governor David Dewhurst for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Cruz pulled together a large dose of Tea Party anger and a bit of evangelical power.

As his presidential campaign focuses on the Iowa Caucuses, he’s added new emotional ingredients to the mix.

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