Rick Holter http://keranews.org en KERA News Adds 6 Trophies To Award Shelf; That's 21 So Far This Year http://keranews.org/post/kera-news-adds-6-trophies-award-shelf-thats-21-so-far-year <p>KERA News collected a half-dozen trophies last weekend, these from the Houston Press Club's Lone Star Awards. That brings the station's total award haul this year to 21 -- including second place for best newscast among large stations nationally from the Public Radio News Directors Inc. Here's a rundown of the station's awards this year.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:17:38 +0000 Rick Holter 52945 at http://keranews.org KERA News Adds 6 Trophies To Award Shelf; That's 21 So Far This Year WATCH: President Obama Speaks About Russia And Ukraine http://keranews.org/post/watch-president-obama-speaks-about-russia-and-ukraine <p>At the White House, President Obama spoke this afternon about sanctions the U.S. will impose on Russia and a number of companies based there. Here's <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/16/332076744/u-s-sanctions-major-russian-banks-and-energy-companies">NPR's news story</a>.</p><p>And here's <a href="http://www.ustream.tv/pbsnewshour">the PBS NewsHour feed</a> of the president's speech.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:46:06 +0000 Rick Holter 52678 at http://keranews.org WATCH: President Obama Speaks About Russia And Ukraine Wrestling With A 'Tsunami' Of Overwrought Language About The Immigrant Children http://keranews.org/post/wrestling-tsunami-overwrought-language-about-immigrant-children <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the nation focuses its attention on unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, politicians and the media keep reaching for more extreme words to describe them -- the "waves" of children "pouring" across the border in a "tsunami" of a humanitarian "crisis."&nbsp;KERA's Rick Holter talks with NPR's standards and practices editor, Mark Memmott, about this verbal escalation.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:00:10 +0000 Rick Holter & Pablo Pena 52400 at http://keranews.org Wrestling With A 'Tsunami' Of Overwrought Language About The Immigrant Children From The Newsroom: Obama In Dallas, And DARTing From DFW http://keranews.org/post/newsroom-obama-dallas-and-darting-dfw <p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom</strong>: President Obama makes a quick stop in Dallas to talk immigration with Gov. Rick Perry, County Judge Clay Jenkins and other government and religious leaders. KERA's Bill Zeeble gets a sneak peek at the DART Orange Line to DFW Airport, which will open Aug. 18 -- four months earlier than scheduled. And Lauren Silverman learns about the unintended consequences of hot or cold temperatures.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:19:58 +0000 Rick Holter 52305 at http://keranews.org From The Newsroom: Obama In Dallas, And DARTing From DFW Judge Clay Jenkins On His Visit to McAllen, Plans For Immigrant Children http://keranews.org/post/judge-clay-jenkins-his-visit-mcallen-plans-immigrant-children <p>With a single statement last weekend, County Judge Clay Jenkins put Dallas in the center of the national debate over the 52,000 immigrant children who’ve crossed the U.S.-Mexico border since last fall.</p><p>Jenkins offered to take roughly <a href="http://keranews.org/post/dallas-county-ids-three-potential-sites-immigrant-children-whove-crossed-border">2,000 of the kids into new temporary North Texas centers</a> by the end of the month. In this week’s Friday Conversation, the county’s top official sits down with KERA’s vice president of news, Rick Holter.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Rick Holter & Courtney Collins 52029 at http://keranews.org Judge Clay Jenkins On His Visit to McAllen, Plans For Immigrant Children Trey Bowles On Jumping, Not Diving, Into Entrepreneurship http://keranews.org/post/trey-bowles-jumping-not-diving-entrepreneurship <p>Incubators and accelerators are popping up across the country to help startups bloom. And in the year since the Dallas Entrepreneur Center put down roots, the nonprofit has moved into new downtown space and teamed up on an incubator in Addison.</p><p>Trey Bowles is CEO of the operation known as The DEC, and he joins KERA’s vice president of news, Rick Holter, for this week’s Friday Conversation.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Courtney Collins & Rick Holter 51675 at http://keranews.org Trey Bowles On Jumping, Not Diving, Into Entrepreneurship After 36 Years At Booker T., Dance Icon Lily Cabatu Weiss Takes Final Curtain Call http://keranews.org/post/after-36-years-booker-t-dance-icon-lily-cabatu-weiss-takes-final-curtain-call <p>The last few weeks have rocked the North Texas dance community. Choreographer Bruce Wood died suddenly.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ann Williams retired from that Dallas Black Dance </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that she founded. And the woman who trained many of North Texas’ top dancers, Lily Cabatu Weiss, is stepping away from the barre at Booker T. Washington high school. She stopped by for this week's this</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> week’s Friday Conversation.</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Courtney Collins & Rick Holter 50931 at http://keranews.org After 36 Years At Booker T., Dance Icon Lily Cabatu Weiss Takes Final Curtain Call The Challenges Of Re-Entry For Women Veterans http://keranews.org/post/challenges-re-entry-women-veterans <p>As the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have wound down, there’s been a sharp jump in the number of women returning from front-line duty.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kim Olson, a veteran herself, runs a North Texas nonprofit that focuses on these women – it’s called&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.graceafterfire.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Grace After Fire</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. She sits down with&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KERA’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;vice president of news, Rick&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Holter</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, for today’s Friday Conversation.</span></p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 13:28:00 +0000 Krystina Martinez & Rick Holter 49881 at http://keranews.org The Challenges Of Re-Entry For Women Veterans The Man Behind The Money At The Dallas Fed http://keranews.org/post/man-behind-money-dallas-fed <p>As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Richard Fisher oversees a huge region from Tallulah, Louisiana to Silver City, New Mexico. He’s also one of the central figures guiding the Fed’s national monetary policy – which plays a key role in everything from international finance to the cost of the house down the street. KERA’s vice president of news, Rick Holter, sits down with Fisher for this week’s Friday Conversation.</p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 13:28:00 +0000 Krystina Martinez & Rick Holter 49516 at http://keranews.org The Man Behind The Money At The Dallas Fed What You Need To Know For Saturday's Municipal Elections http://keranews.org/post/what-you-need-know-saturdays-municipal-elections <p>We’re two and a half weeks away from the May 27&nbsp;statewide runoff, but there’s also an election Saturday. Dozens of local municipalities will be voting on mayors and city councils, taxes, school boards and bonds. In this week’s Friday Conversation, KERA’s vice president of news, Rick Holter talks with our political reporter, Shelley Kofler, about Saturday’s top races.</p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 14:40:39 +0000 Krystina Martinez & Rick Holter 49171 at http://keranews.org What You Need To Know For Saturday's Municipal Elections