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Top Stories: After Ouster, Ken Starr Speaks About Baylor Sexual Assault Scandal

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Ken Starr, former chancellor and president of Baylor University, was interviewed by Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24.

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Former Baylor University chancellor and president Ken Starr was at the Texas Tribune Festival to talk about the sexual assault scandal that involved several former football players.

Starr defended former head football coach Art Briles and suggested the school was dealing with some of the same challenges as other universities, such as binge drinking.

He also acknowledged scattered problems with the way the Baylor handled women who reported instances of sexual assault. An outside review determined the school mishandled rape allegations.

Other stories this morning:

  • Throughout the process to approve Dallas’ annual budget, arts groups serving African-American and Latinos audiences argued and protested for more funding. The reason: cultural equity. That’ll be the topic today at noon on Think.
  • A new study indicates random acts of kindness could result in better health.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 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.