Health/Science
11:26 am
Tue January 27, 2015

What's Gender Dysphoria? This 15-Year-Old Will Tell You

Kammie with her mother Christina Pippin. At 18 months old, Kammie was exhibiting female traits in contrast to having a boy's anatomy, Pippin said.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

When your anatomy says you’re one gender, but early on you know you’re not, what can you do? Where can you go for help?

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KERA Newsroom
8:57 am
Tue January 27, 2015

From The Newsroom: Gender Dysphoria; Race Messaging

This billboard from the Dallas run of "Dialogues On Race" was designed by artists Christopher Blay and Gerardo Robles.
Jerome Weeks KERA News

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. 

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The High Five
7:32 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Dallas High School Students Dance To ‘Uptown Funk’ In Viral Video

A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School students star in a video that's going viral.
YouTube

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.

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News
8:10 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Host Of The Hit Podcast 'Serial' Is Coming To Fort Worth

Sarah Koenig, host of the podcast Serial, will be the closing keynote speaker at the Podcast Movement conference in Fort Worth.
Meredith Heuer Courtesy of Serial

The woman who made podcasting into a must-listen medium is headed to North Texas. Sarah Koenig will be the keynote speaker at this summer’s Podcast Movement conference in Fort Worth.

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KERA Newsroom
6:54 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

From The Newsroom: Grounded Flights, Football Ethics And Podcast All-Stars

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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. 

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Texas News
6:37 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

NPR's Michel Martin To Tackle Football Ethics In North Texas

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Concussions, domestic violence, performance-enhancing drugs, and now “deflate gate.” With the Super Bowl just days away, football may be drawing more attention off the field than on.

NPR’s Michel Martin is in town to host an event about football and ethics at the Perot Museum Tuesday night and she sat down with KERA’s vice president of news Rick Holter.

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Texas News
11:04 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Accomplished Pianist Performs At Memorial Concert To Honor TCU's José Feghali

Adam Golka performed Schumann's Des Abends and Brahms' Ballade in B Major during a memorial concert for the late José Feghali.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Musicians and music lovers paid tribute Sunday to José Feghali, the internationally acclaimed Brazilian-born pianist who made Fort Worth his home for the last 30 years.

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KERA Newsroom
9:21 am
Mon January 26, 2015

From The Newsroom: Remembering Feghali; Glaucoma Risks

Award-winning pianist Adam Golka played pieces by Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms to pay tribute to his teacher, Jose Feghali.
Selene Alba KERA News

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. 

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Vital Signs
7:41 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Glaucoma: A Silent Attack On The Eyes

Applanation tonometry test for eye pressure.
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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.

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The High Five
6:00 am
Mon January 26, 2015

TSA Seized 120 Guns At D/FW Airport Last Year, The Most In The U.S.

A loaded folding-stock rifle with two loaded magazines was found in a carry-on bag in 2014 at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
Transportation Security Administration

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.

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