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Top Stories: Dallas Considers Bringing Down Its Confederate Past; Cora Cardona's Not Going Anywhere

The Robert E. Lee statue, before the vandalism, is in an Oak Lawn park.

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

This past weekend’s white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Va. has generated strong reactions here in Texas. There have been rallies across the state in support of the victims injured and killed amid the violence.

In North Texas, there are renewed calls for cities to remove their Confederate monuments, and for school districts to rename schools that honor Confederate leaders. KERA’s Stella Chavez reports. 

Other stories this evening:

  • The weekend's white nationalist protests in Virginia showcase the racial unrest that continues to divide the country. Emory University professor Carol Anderson says the Charlottesville protests are an example of "white rage" a phenomenon that occurs whenever there is any racial progress. Today on Think, Anderson talked with Krys Boyd about laws designed to impede the advancement of people of color. 

  • Cora Cardona co-founded Teatro Dallas, and she's led the company for 32 years. So the North Texas arts scene was rocked with the news she's stepping down. This is the director who created Dallas' first professional Latino stage company and brought in theater artists from around the world, but Cardona says: Hold on. She's not really going away. She sat down with Art&Seek's Jerome Weeks to explain.

 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.