Science
12:17 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': A Look At The Rover On The Red Planet

This summer marks the second year since the Curiosity Rover's landing on Mars.
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Two summers ago, the Mars Curiosity rover made its landing on the red planet. Approximately thirty-five million miles from Earth, the $2.5 billion robot has had faced its ups and downs. At noon, Marc Kaufman, author of Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission, talks with Krys Boyd on Think about the rover’s journey so far.

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Science
11:00 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': What We See When We Read

A collection of Peter Mendelsund's designs featured in the Book Culture bookstore in New York.
Nathaniel Bellows / Twitter

How do the words we read on a page translate into the images we see in our head? Peter Mendelsund, Associate Art Director for Alfred A. Knopf Books, joins Krys Boyd on Think today. At 1 p.m., he’ll discuss the neuroscience behind reading, which he covers in his book What We See When We Read.

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Health/Science
10:39 am
Thu August 21, 2014

'I Am Thrilled To Be Alive,' Says Kent Brantly, Who's Recovered From Ebola

Dr. Kent Brantly, the Fort Worth-trained doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, spoke publicly for the first time about his recovery from the Ebola virus.
Image from WXIA-TV livestream

Dr. Kent Brantly, the Fort Worth-trained doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, says he's thrilled to be alive. 

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KERA Newsroom
9:45 am
Thu August 21, 2014

From The Newsroom: 'Sin City 2' And Stolen Cargo

Graphic novelist Frank Miller and film director Robert Rodriguez at the world premiere of 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.'
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Top local stories from the KERA Newsroom this morning: Car theft is down, but there's a spike in cargo theft. Doualy Xaykaothao reports on special problems for investigators. And our Big Screen team looks at the dichotomous career of Austin director Robert Rodriguez, whose film Sin City 2 is out tomorrow.

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The High Five
7:58 am
Thu August 21, 2014

The Dallas Cowboys Are Worth $3.2 Billion

America's Team might not be winning on the field, but it's the most valuable NFL franchise, according to Forbes.
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the Dallas Cowboys are the NFL’s most valuable team; Dallas’ poor population has skyrocketed; about 40 percent of Texas kids took the ACT this year; and more.

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KERA Newsroom
7:09 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

From The Newsroom: Employed And Hungry, The Evolution Of Diet

Courtney Collins KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The North Texas Food Bank reports clients today don’t fit the traditional stereotype. And dissecting the logic of the Paleo Diet.

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Business/Economy
5:48 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

North Texans With Jobs Are Going Hungry

The North Texas Food Bank serves 13 counties. Clients made more than 3 million trips to pantries last year.
Courtney Collins KERA News

North Texas is 91 million meals short. That’s how many breakfasts, lunches and dinners it would take to feed everyone in the region who’s hungry.

The North Texas Food Bank filled about two thirds of that void last year, and the traditional client is changing. In fact, more people with jobs are getting meals from food pantries than anyone else.

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Health/Science
5:13 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Think: Poking Holes In The Paleo Diet

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Followers of the Paleo Diet believe we should stick to foods that our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate. Protein – good. Carbs – bad. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked to a National Geographic writer who’s studied the evolution of the human diet to get her take.

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Transportation
3:48 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

The Dallas-To-Houston Bullet Train Could Change Everything

Japanese bullet trains travel at more than 200 mph. Bullet trains could come to Texas in the next few years.
Japan Railway Company

For years, the Japanese company behind the world’s first and busiest high-speed rail system has been itching to enter the U.S. high-speed rail market, hoping to sell one of the world’s ripest passenger rail markets on its breathtakingly fast Shinkansen bullet trains.

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Politics
3:41 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Wendy Davis Calls For Eliminating Statute Of Limitations On Rape

Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis appeared with Dallas County Constable Beth Villareal at the Frank Crowley Courts building in Dallas.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, said Wednesday she wants to eliminate the statute of limitations for prosecuting cases of rape and sex assault.

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