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Top Stories: Dallas Symphony To Announce New Director; A Diet For Brain Health

Dane Walters
The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra's set to announce its new music director later Monday morning at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Get the latest details from Art&Seek.

The appointment's likely to garner international attention because Jaap van Zweden, the previous DSO conductor, now leads the New York Philharmonic.

Other stories this morning:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, the largest health insurer in the state, has delayed a stricter review policy for a half-million HMO customers. The policy states the insurer would not pay if members use out-of-network emergency rooms for something not serious or non-life-threatening.
  • U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will be in Austin today for a Department of Energy Conference.
  • This edition of Vital Signs covers the MIND Diet, a food plan devised by researchers to help maintain brain health.

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.