KERA Newsroom
7:13 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

From The Newsroom: Pie Shop Hubbub, Teens Working The Holiday

Folks at Emporium Pies in Oak Cliff man the pre-order tent.
Courtney Collins KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

It’s the busiest day of the year for folks in the pie trade. We take a behind the scenes tour through a North Texas shop.

And throngs of teenagers will work this Thanksgiving. Find out how they fit their holiday around the time clock.

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Education
6:20 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

For Teens Working In Retail, Thanksgiving Means Another Day On The Job

Meosha Farris, center, will work on Thanksgiving Day for a higher wage

A number of retail stores are opening on Thanksgiving Day again this year, to squeeze one more shopping day into their biggest season. Many of the low-wage workers folding shirts, running cash registers, and stocking Frozen sparkle princess dolls will be teenagers. How do teenagers in Texas try cram their family holiday around their shifts?

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KERA Newsroom
8:58 am
Wed November 26, 2014

From The Newsroom: Seven Arrested In Dallas-Ferguson Protest; Office Spirituality

A crowd gathered at Dallas Police Headquarters last night and marched under the old bridge at Dealey Plaza and towards I-35 to block the highway.
Pablo Arauz Peña KERA News

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: A crowd gathered at Dallas Police Headquarters last night and marched under the old bridge at Dealey Plaza and towards I-35 to block the highway. They were demonstrating against the Ferguson decision - and police practices in Dallas. Also, Lauren Silverman looks at the trend of hiring chaplains at corporate companies. 

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Business/Economy
6:50 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Chaplains For The Factory Floor And Company Cubicle

Hiring spiritual support, in the workplace?

Companies across the country have hired thousands of chaplains to offer spiritual support to employees. They say it's good for workers, and the bottom line.

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Arts
5:30 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Guilty Pleasures Of Some Classical Music You Tube Users

Bass Adam Lau and soprano Nicole Car at the Dallas Opera watching a You Tube video of one of their favorite singers
Bill Zeeble KERA News

 You Tube turns 9 and a half this Saturday, and of course we all use it for everything from cat videos to Korean pop. Meet some professional classical musicians who revealed their own guilty pleasures.

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Education
7:46 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

A Better Way To Opt Out Of Required Reading

Eugenia Falkner
Dianna Douglas

A recent dispute in the Dallas suburb of Highland Park over requiring students to read the book The Art of Racing in the Rain was settled today—a committee of teachers, parents and students reviewed the book and found that it can be taught in the classrooms. One thing the debate in Highland Park has shown is that parents and students who object to certain books are also often unhappy with their options for alternative assignments. Some Texas schools have made that process smoother.

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KERA Newsroom
7:11 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

From The Newsroom: First Thanksgiving Foods, Scene-Stealing Witch

hildgrim Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without turkey, mashed potatoes and pecan pie. Which might come as a surprise to the people invited to the first Thanksgiving dinner. And a haunting fairy tale set in modern day Russia plays at Undermain Theater.

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News
1:20 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Nurse Who Had Ebola Asks Bridal Shop For Refunds

Help Amber Vinson Facebook

A Dallas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola is seeking refunds from the Ohio bridal shop she visited, but the store says the reimbursements aren't feasible because it had to temporarily close and lost significant business.

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Environment
10:00 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Texas Wind Is Number One In The Country

The wind farm at El Centro College sits atop the old Sanger building, built in 1897, that was also one the city's first buildings to run on power.
Pablo Arauz Peña KERA News

From the top of El Centro College, there’s no escaping a skyline that is – in part – a tribute to the fossil fuel industry. Not exactly the place you’d expect to find a wind farm.

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KERA Newsroom
9:11 am
Tue November 25, 2014

From The Newsroom: Travel Tricks; 'Generation One'

More than two and a quarter million passengers are expected to travel through DFW Airport before December 2.
Michael Sauers Flickr

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: DFW Airport predicts this will be the busiest holiday season in its 40-year history. Lauren Silverman helps us out with some workarounds online. And Stella Chavez introduces us to a Plano high school student from Guatemala as part of our 'Generation One' series. 

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