From The Newsroom: State Fair Fare, Music At The Park

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:  Fried shrimp and funnel cake beer is a winning combination in the eyes of a panel of judges at the State Fair of Texas. And classical music loving North Texans should mark their calendars for the first ever Dallas Symphony Orchestra simulcast on Sept. 13.  

Art & Seek

Saturday Spotlight – Music and Brews at Clearfork Music Festival

For this week’s Art & Seek Spotlight, we’re making our way to Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth for the second annual Clearfork Music Festival. This kick-off to the Labor Day weekend features craft beers and art installations as well as music by The Burning Hotels, Larry G(EE), and others. For more information on the Clearfork […]

Think with Krys Boyd

invisible

The Man Behind The Curtain

As part of our special Labor Day episode, we’ll listen back this hour to our conversation from June with David Zweig. He writes about the nameless, faceless people who keep our world running in his book Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion.

Nation/World News from NPR

Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court

The city’s plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they’re being railroaded.

Tellyspotting

Passing the time on the set of ‘Downton Abbey 5′

Being part of a mega-hit telly series is not all ‘lunch in LA, dinner in NY followed by theatre in the West End’, contrary to popular belief. Double-digit hour days are more the norm than the exception. In the case of Downton Abbey, filming a season’s batch of nine episodes takes about six months (March-August). […]

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