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From The Newsroom: To Fix Or Remove The Dallas Wave; Historian's Take On 'Son Of Saul'

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Kayaker Matt Fritz paddling the Standing Wave in 2011.

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Dallas city officials yesterday decided to repair or remove the Trinity River’s whitewater feature known as the Standing Wave.

The Dallas Morning News reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers threatened to sue the city if it didn’t come up with a plan to fix it.

The Standing Wave officially opened in May 2011, but quickly closed the next year after it was discovered the bypass was dangerous for kayakers.

Other stories this morning:

  • A new study found that only 18 percent of Texas community college students transfer to four-year colleges with an associate’s degree. Also, a majority of Texas students who transfer to a four-year college don’t get their bachelor’s degrees within six years.
  • For the next few weeks, our Big Screen team will look at some of the nominated films in this year’s Academy Awards with some local experts. First up, the favorite to take home the best foreign-language film Oscar – the Hungarian film “Son of Saul.”

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

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.