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Top Stories: Protesters Gather Outside Planned Parenthood Fundraiser In Fort Worth

Stephanie Kuo / KERA News
Jillian Ferguson showed up to voice her opinion about the Planned Parenthood fundraiser.

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Barbara Pierce Bush, the daughter of former president George W. Bush, spoke at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser in Fort Worth on Wednesday. As KERA’s Stephanie Kuo reports, that raised some eyebrows from protesters who gathered outside.

Other stories this evening:

  • President Donald Trump’s joint address to Congress last night drew cheers and jeers across North Texas. 

  • Four-out-of-five people facing prison time qualify for a state-provided lawyer. Today on Think, Fordham Law professor John Pfaff talked with Krys Boyd about how prosecutors already have an advantage over public defenders before they even walk into the courtroom. 

  • A recent report released shows that Dallas-area home prices jumped more than eight percent in December compared to a year earlier, and had one of the biggest increases in the country. Steve Brown reports on real estate for "The Dallas Morning News." Brown joined KERA's Justin Martin to talk about the price of finding a home in Dallas-Fort Worth.

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

Gus Contreras is a digital producer and reporter at KERA News. Gus produces the local All Things Considered segment and reports on a variety of topics from, sports to immigration. He was an intern and production assistant for All Things Considered in Washington D.C.