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Top Stories: People Are Flocking To Mexican Art Exhibition; The March Madness Of Student Debt

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The New DMA Director Agustin Arteaga posing in front of Olga Costa’s “The Fruit Seller.” ";s:3:

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

The Dallas Museum of Art’s new exhibition “Mexico: 1900 to 1950” is turning into a major attraction. It features works from masters like Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo and contains nearly 200 works showcasing the widespread creative explosion Mexico experienced in that period. 

In today’s State of the Arts, Art&Seek reporters Hady Mawajdeh and Jerome Weeks talk about why crowds are flocking to see it.

Other stories this evening:

  • Each week, KERA’s One Crisis Away series looks at life on the financial edge. Today, we break down a March Madness bracket—that pits college against college OFF the hardcourt. This tournament awards victories based on a school’s ability to graduate low-income students without piles of loans. It’s called “Nothin’ but Debt,” a creation of ProPublica, an investigative newsroom based in New York. Courtney Collins got post-game analysis from ProPublica reporter Annie Waldman.

 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.