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Top Stories: Narrowing Down The Best Texas Primary Races; Learning Theatre From A Master


The top stories this afternoon from KERA News: When it comes to just about every legislative race in Texas, the primary effectively is the election. Republican districts are deep red. Democratic battles are deep blue. That means Tuesday’s primaries could have a big impact on the future in Austin. 

Doug Wright is North Texas’ homegrown Pulitzer Prize-winner. He’s won the Pulitzer and a Tony Award for his plays and musicals. These include ‘I Am My Own Wife,’ ‘Hands on a Hard Body’ and ‘Grey Gardens.’

For six weeks, Wright has been back in North Texas teaching at UNT.  caught up with him while he's putting on a show.

Other stories this evening: 

  • After nearly 75 years, football is coming back to a North Texas College. Beginning this fall, Texas Weslyan University in Fort Worth university will form a team that will start competing in 2017. On Thursday, Texas Weslyan announced Joe Prud’homme as the new coach. He’s led Fort Worth’s Nolan Catholic High School football program for the last 24 years.

  You can hear North Texas stories weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.