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Top Stories: Deliberations Begin In John Wiley Price Trial; Recruiting Diverse Medical Students

Bill Zeeble/KERA News
John Wiley Price arrives in court April 18, 2017 for closing arguments in his federal corruption trial.

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

The jury in the federal corruption trial of John Wiley Price begins deliberating his fate this morning. The Dallas County Commissioner faces charges of bribery, mail fraud, and tax evasion.

Yesterday’s closing arguments was a day-long affair. Government and defense attorneys distilled eight weeks of the trial in a few hours. The testimony’s been described as detailed, boring, and even confusing.

Other stories this morning:

  • A national study a few years ago found fewer black men in medical school in 2014 than in 1978. Recruiters decided they had to step up their game. A doctor in Dallas created a tool to connect minority medical students with schools.

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.