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Top Stories: Unifying On Inauguration Day After Long Political Season; State Of The Arts

Stella Chavez / KERA News

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News:

Among the North Texans watching President Donald Trump’s inauguration – counseling and dispute resolution experts. SMU’s Dispute Resolution and Counseling Department hosted a panel discussion. The focus? Reconciliation after a divisive political season.

Other stories this afternoon:

  • KERA’s Bill Zeeble is in Russia – he’s with a group of North Texans who are visiting Moscow to watch auditions for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The winners will move on to the final competition in Fort Worth this May. KERA’s Rick Holter caught up with Bill Zeeble.

  • Eight years ago, there was no Winspear Opera House, no Wyly Theatre and no Klyde Warren Park. All that happened in just eight years – which is one reason a new blueprint has been drawn up for future development in Dallas’ Arts District. In State of the Arts, our weekly look at what’s making news in North Texas culture, Jerome Weeks reports planners went back to the drawing board – back to the original plan from 1982.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.