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How Do You Define A 'Megaregion' Like Dallas? By Analyzing 4 Million Daily Commutes

When people say they live in Dallas, they could actually mean Plano, Irving or Rockwall. It’s a common practice to group urban and rural areas and label them as the nearest big city. It's easier to recognize by a broader scope of people. Analysts do this, too. For several reasons, the economic geography of the U.S. is made up of and described as “megaregions.”

Top Stories: Dallas City Council Picks New City Manager; Fort Worth Symphony Ends Strike

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The Dallas City Council has picked a new city manager – pending a vote on Wednesday. T.C. Broadnax is currently the city manager for Tacoma, Washington. He also spent five years in San Antonio as assistant city manager. Mayor Mike Rawlings said Broadnax’s experience tackling poverty in Tacoma will benefit Dallas, and that his outside perspective will allow him to deal with difficult issues in the city, like the troubled police and fire pension fund, the future of Fair Park and the city’s crumbling infrastructure. The current Dallas city manager, A.C. Gonzalez, is retiring next month after three years on the job.

Art & Seek

Dallas Dancers In Motion

A London director didn't make just a terrific-looking video of Dallas dancers moving through the cityscape. He also shot some still photos.

Think with Krys Boyd


Why We Need Rest

This hour, we’ll talk about the idea of “deliberate rest” – and about strategies to incorporate it into our busy schedules – with Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, a visiting scholar at Stanford.

Nation/World News from NPR