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A Geek's Guide To Record Store Day, From Hüsker Dü To The Impulse Buy

Saturday is National Record Store Day, when special limited-edition releases appear on the shelves of music shops around the country – and quickly disappear. Mark Abuzzahab is program director for our sister station, KXT 91.7. He tells us his game plan for emerging with treasures from the greats -- and shares the best Record Store Day buys in his trove. 

Dallas' Homeless Getting Keys To A Better Future

Chronic homelessness can seem unsolvable. People bounce around from the street to jail to hospitals and back to the street. On Thursday, ground was broken on an $8 million dollar effort to stop that cycle in southern Dallas. It's called the Cottages at Hickory Crossing.

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Art&Seek

Saturday Spotlight – Out of Square Art Festival

  Today in the Art & Seek Spotlight, we’re headed to Decatur for the Out of Square Art Festival. Local artists have sculpture, portraits, and photographs to display as well as demonstrations in ceramics and pottery. Texas musicians will be on hand to entertain as you peruse the art or participate in the children’s art area.

Krys Boyd
Think
CURRENTLY ON THINK:
  • Divine Power

    Hour 1: Ahead of Easter this weekend, we’ll talk this hour about the history of Christian theology with University of North Carolina religious studies professor Bart Ehrman. His new book is “How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee.”

  • Handmade In America

    Hour 2: In the age of mass production, Tadd Myers traveled around the nation to find people still making handmade objects for his new book “Portraits of the American Craftsman.” This hour he’ll share his stories and talk about some of the people he spoke to along the way.

Lee Cullum
CEO
CURRENTLY ON CEO:
  • Randy Watson, Justin Brands

    Randy Watson, CEO of Justin Brands, traces the company’s history from boots sold to cowboys on the Chisholm Trail to shipments today around the globe.