Top Stories: Houston Health Care Workers On Overdrive; Sitting Down With Bart Weiss

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News:

More Harvey evacuees are heading to North Texas. Nearly 2,000 people were staying in Dallas shelters as of Friday afternoon.

Most of them are at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown. Many of the newest evacuees are coming from Beaumont. Other Harvey evacuees are staying in Fort Worth and Irving. 

In downtown Houston this week, thousands of Harvey evacuees have been staying at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Just down the street, St. Joseph Medical Center is the only hospital in downtown Houston. As KERA’s Rachel Osier Lindley reports, some doctors and nurses have been on the clock for almost a full week.

Other stories this evening:

  • For 25 years, the TV show Frame of Mind has served up documentaries, drama and animation, all made in Texas. The show’s new season starts Thursday on KERA-TV. KERA Vice President of Arts Anne Bothwell sat down with Bart Weiss, producer of Frame of Mind, to talk about the series’ silver anniversary and what’s ahead for independent filmmaking.   

 You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM. 


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