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How To Get Millennial Voters To The Polls

Millennials are the largest generation in the United States today and politicians want their vote. But we don’t know a lot about their voting habits. Alexander Heffner has studied millennials. He’s host of PBS’ "The Open Mind."
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The High Five

KERA takes a look at five stories that have North Texas talking — buzz from DFW and across the state.


The top stories this afternoon from KERA News: The brewing battle over a porn expo in Dallas could be heading to court. Officials with the Exxxotica Expo say they plan to file a request for a temporary injunction against the city.


Millennials are the largest generation in the United States today and politicians want their vote. But we don’t know a lot about their voting habits. Alexander Heffner has studied millennials. He’s host of PBS’ "The Open Mind."

Jeb Bush has struggled in the fight for the Republican nomination and now he's asking his big brother — George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States — for help.

The two will be together for a rally Monday evening in North Charleston, S.C.

In September of last year, a Flint pediatrician released stark findings about her city: The percentage of children age 5 and under with elevated levels of lead in their blood had nearly doubled since the city switched its water source a year and a half earlier.

The superintendent of Flint Community Schools, Bilal Tawwab, was listening. Even small amounts of lead can affect children's behavior and intelligence over time. With that in mind, he decided to keep the city's water out of his schools.

Pablo Arauz Peña / KERA News Special Contributor

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Rowlett is encouraging residents to rebuild quickly after December’s tornadoes – by scaling back construction requirements.


Five stories that have North Texas talking: Zoli’s will serve its last slice for a while; new rail projects could help North Texans avoid traffic; a Denton singer will play for Bernie Sanders’ campaign; and more.

Polls shows interpretations of what being a feminist means vary across age groups today, but the fact that the conversation continues likely pleases the person who did much to raise the nation’s consciousness about the issue.

Recap: PBS NewsHour Democratic Primary Debate

Feb 11, 2016

We livestreamed the PBS NewsHour Democratic Primary Debate with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.


The top stories this afternoon from KERA News: About 60 black high school students from Dallas say they were taunted with racial slurs during a visit to Texas A&M University this week. The kids from Uplift Hampton Preparatory were touring the College Station campus on Tuesday.

(Note: Tonight's debate, moderated by PBS NewsHour anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, will be simulcast on CNN and NPR and streamed live on NPR's Tamara Keith will be part of the debate broadcast, providing analysis during and after the event.)

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton meet Thursday night on a debate stage in Milwaukee. It's their first face-to-face matchup since Tuesday's New Hampshire primary where Sanders beat Clinton by more than 20 points.


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Here Are 39 Things You Should Do In Texas Before You Die

Texas Independence Day is March 2. (On that day, back in 1836, the Texas Declaration of Independence was adopted at Washington-on-the-Brazos.) So, to celebrate, the KERA News staff figured we’d come up with a list of quintessential Texas experiences – a bucket list of things you should do in the Lone Star state before you kick the bucket.
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History, science, politics, books and more with KERA's Krys Boyd. Listen Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 p.m.

One Crisis Away: Inside A Neighborhood

The cost of living poor can be high. Residents of Jubilee Park face challenges every day -- challenges that the neighborhood is working to solve.

Go Inside The Classroom

KERA's American Graduate initiative charts the journey from childhood to graduation. Catch up on the latest education coverage from across North Texas.

One Crisis Away At The Holidays

The pressure to shell out for holiday gifts, decorations, food, travel – it can push families to spend money they just don’t have.