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Top Stories: What's The Deal With The Flu Shot; Examining The Kalita Humphreys Theater


The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

North Texas health departments are tracking a steep uptick in the number of positive flu tests. This year's vaccine is thought to be about 32 percent effective, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

KERA's Courtney Collins explores why the flu shot doesn't always hit the mark, and whether that makes it a tough sell.

Other stories this evening:

  • The Kalita Humphreys Theater is the only free-standing theater by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Nestled next to Turtle Creek in Dallas, it opened to national acclaim in 1959 and housed the Dallas Theater Center for 50 years. Now it's fallen into disrepair. In this week's State of the Arts, KERA's Anne Bothwell sat down with Mark Lamster, architecture critic at The Dallas Morning News, to learn about a plan to save the theater.   

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.