Lyndsay Knecht http://keranews.org en From The Newsroom: Breast Cancer Survivors Get Inked; Texas Ranks Low For Child Well-Being http://keranews.org/post/newsroom-breast-cancer-survivors-get-inked-texas-ranks-low-child-well-being <p><strong>The top local stories this morning from the KERA&nbsp;Newsroom:</strong>&nbsp;Lauren Silverman sits with a cancer survivor while she gets nipples tattoed on her reconstructed breasts; Stella Chavez explains a new report that finds Texas children struggling. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:49:29 +0000 Lyndsay Knecht 52996 at http://keranews.org From The Newsroom: Breast Cancer Survivors Get Inked; Texas Ranks Low For Child Well-Being From The Newsroom: Superintendent Miles Stays; New Border Security http://keranews.org/post/newsroom-superintendent-miles-stays-new-border-security <p><strong>The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: &nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Around 4 this morning, the Dallas school board voted to extend Superintendent Mike Miles' contract through July </span>1<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, 2017. Bill Zeeble was there. And we hear about Governor Perry's plan to send National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:31:02 +0000 Lyndsay Knecht 52928 at http://keranews.org From The Newsroom: Superintendent Miles Stays; New Border Security From the Newsroom: Nurturing Kids' Emotional Lives http://keranews.org/post/newsroom-nurturing-kids-emotional-lives <p><strong>The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:</strong>&nbsp;How schools in Fort Worth and Dallas are empowering kids by teaching them about the biology of feelings - and how parents can help children process bleak stories in the news right now.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:21:58 +0000 Lyndsay Knecht 52868 at http://keranews.org From the Newsroom: Nurturing Kids' Emotional Lives From The Newsroom: Leaders In Law And Reform http://keranews.org/post/newsroom-leaders-law-and-reform <p>The top local stories from the KERA&nbsp;Newsroom this morning: We hear from Jennifer Collins, the &nbsp;first woman to helm SMU’s Dedman School of Law. And Doualy Xaykaothao&nbsp;meets some visitors from Southeast Asia at The George W. Bush Presidential Center - some of whom are political prisoners turned activists.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:30:00 +0000 Lyndsay Knecht 52769 at http://keranews.org From The Newsroom: Leaders In Law And Reform From The Newsroom: Linklater's 'Boyhood;' Prime Prep's Woes http://keranews.org/post/newsroom-linklaters-boyhood-prime-preps-woes <p><strong>This morning's top local stories from the KERA newsroom: </strong>The latest film from A<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ustin director Richard Linklater&nbsp;deals in years instead of hours.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;And TEA officials&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">moved this week to shut down Prime Prep, the charter school co-founded by </span>Deion<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sanders.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:16:44 +0000 Lyndsay Knecht 52703 at http://keranews.org From The Newsroom: Linklater's 'Boyhood;' Prime Prep's Woes From The Newsroom: Denton Won't Ban Fracking - For Now http://keranews.org/post/newsroom-denton-wont-ban-fracking-now <p><strong>The top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: </strong>A citizen-led petition to ban fracking inside city limits in Denton heads to voters in November. City Council members voted it down 5-2 after a marathon public meeting - we listen in. And we visit a Dallas thrift shop that offers HIV testing.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:56:38 +0000 Lyndsay Knecht 52645 at http://keranews.org From The Newsroom: Denton Won't Ban Fracking - For Now From The Newsroom: New Segregation, Hopes To Ban Fracking In Denton http://keranews.org/post/newsroom-new-segregation-hopes-ban-fracking-denton <p><strong>This morning's top local stories from the KERA Newsroom:</strong>&nbsp;We look at the shifting demographics of Dallas' school system ahead of a PBS documentary about segregation in schools. And&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Denton could become the only Texas city to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing, as Lauren Silverman reports. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:30:36 +0000 Lyndsay Knecht 52586 at http://keranews.org From The Newsroom: New Segregation, Hopes To Ban Fracking In Denton From The Newsroom: Cognitive Therapy; Mom's Milk Bank http://keranews.org/post/newsroom-cognitive-therapy-moms-milk-bank <p><strong>This morning's top local stories from the KERA Newsroom:</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;For kids and teens recovering from depression, a new study supports the idea that medicine is just part of the equation. And Lauren Silverman reports how a breast milk donor bank in Fort Worth serves babies in need.</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:16:40 +0000 Lyndsay Knecht 52511 at http://keranews.org From The Newsroom: Cognitive Therapy; Mom's Milk Bank From the Newsroom: Perry's Back At The Border, KERA Turns 40 http://keranews.org/post/newsroom-perrys-back-border-kera-turns-40 <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">The top local stories this morning from the</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">KERA</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Newsroom:&nbsp;</strong>Rick Perry is again visiting the Texas-Mexico border – and speaking out against President Barack Obama for not being there. And, we listen back to 40 years of KERA with Bob Ray Sanders.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:35:56 +0000 Lyndsay Knecht 52401 at http://keranews.org From the Newsroom: Perry's Back At The Border, KERA Turns 40 From The Newsroom: Leaders Make Plans For Immigrant Kids http://keranews.org/post/newsroom-leaders-make-plans-immigrant-kids <p><strong>The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: </strong>Two politicians who agree on very little will meet in Dallas today to discuss how to handle unaccompanied children crossing the border: President Barack Obama and Texas Governor Rick Perry. Plus, why did Cleveland beat out Dallas for the 2016 GOP convention?</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:50:00 +0000 Lyndsay Knecht 52267 at http://keranews.org From The Newsroom: Leaders Make Plans For Immigrant Kids