Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Bill Zeeble talks to a 15-year-old and her mom about gender dysphoria, and the Dallas treatment program available for kids who suffer from it. And we hear about how a Dallas-based billboards project will use the visions of local artists in 25 cities.
Five stories that have North Texas talking: A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School stars in a viral video; NPR’s Michel Martin is in Dallas to tackle football ethics; why do Dallas students take so many AP exams?; and more.
The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: The weather may be nice in North Texas, but the blizzard in the Northeast has canceled more than 7,000 flights - a number of them from Dallas airports.
Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: We hear music from a concert at TCU last night in honor of pianist Jose Feghali, the artist-in-residence lost to suicide last month. And in this week’s Vital Signs, Sam Baker talks to a doctor at Parkland Hospital about the second-leading cause of blindness.
The World Health Organization lists glaucoma as the second leading cause of blindness in the world. It’s estimated more than two million Americans have the disease, but only half know it. No one’s certain exactly what causes the damage to the optic nerve that results in glaucoma, but in this edition of KERA's consumer health series, Vital Signs, Dr. Roger Velasquez, an opthalmologist with Parkland Hospital System in Dallas says there are certain risk factors to watch out for.
Five stories that have North Texas talking: When it comes to confiscated guns at airports, D/FW is No. 1; Plano is a great place to find a job; Rick Perry was one of the longest-serving governors in the country; and more.