Lauren Silverman http://keranews.org en Night Owls (And Vampires) Rejoice: Watch The ‘Blood Moon,’ A Lunar Eclipse (Video) http://keranews.org/post/night-owls-and-vampires-rejoice-watch-blood-moon-lunar-eclipse-video <p>Did you forget to set your alarm overnight to catch the "blood moon?" NASA has posted video of Tuesday morning's total lunar eclipse. Watch it:</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Lauren Silverman 47965 at http://keranews.org Night Owls (And Vampires) Rejoice: Watch The ‘Blood Moon,’ A Lunar Eclipse (Video) The Artist Formerly Known As President George W. Bush Unleashes His Inner Rembrandt http://keranews.org/post/artist-formerly-known-president-george-w-bush-unleashes-his-inner-rembrandt <p>Since he left office, former President George W. Bush has devoted part of his free time to painting – everything from his dog Barney to self-portraits. A year after a hacker revealed some of his works-in-progress, Bush had his first real art show Friday at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas.</p><p>The exhibit, titled "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy," opens to the public Saturday. It features portraits of 24 world leaders, including Tony Blair, Vladimir Putin and the Dalai Lama.</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:58:04 +0000 Eric Aasen & Lauren Silverman 47480 at http://keranews.org The Artist Formerly Known As President George W. Bush Unleashes His Inner Rembrandt As Health Insurance Deadline Approaches, Hundreds Flood Local Hospitals For Help http://keranews.org/post/health-insurance-deadline-approaches-hundreds-flood-local-hospitals-help <p><strong>Update, 6 p.m. Monday:</strong> KERA's Lauren Silverman has the latest on the looming healthcare deadline:</p><p>Interest in the federal health insurance marketplace might have started slowly, but things were racing Monday. The deadline to sign up for 2014 insurance at <a href="https://www.healthcare.gov/">healthcare.gov</a> is 11:59 p.m.</p><p>“We have quite a few people here today,” said Bob Reed, vice president of patient access at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. “Too busy to bean count. … We’ve just been trying to survive a little bit.”</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:17:43 +0000 Lyndsay Knecht & Lauren Silverman 47180 at http://keranews.org As Health Insurance Deadline Approaches, Hundreds Flood Local Hospitals For Help 'One Crisis Away' KERA-TV Special Explores Four Families On The Financial Edge http://keranews.org/post/one-crisis-away-kera-tv-special-explores-four-families-financial-edge <p>One in three North Texans can’t weather a financial storm that lasts 90 days. The problem's known as asset poverty, and it doesn't discriminate. A job loss, health emergency, even legal trouble is enough to plunge a third of our friends and neighbors into financial distress.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://projects.kera.org/story/7879">KERA's series <em>One Crisis Away</em>&nbsp;</a>is following four North Texas families on the financial edge.</p><p>On March 27, a one-hour special will air on KERA-TV, Channel 13, that features these families and explores asset poverty. The special will air again on Channel 13 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. March 30 and 11 p.m. April 8.</p><p>The special was taped in front of a live audience at the Dallas City Performance Hall. We livestreamed the event -- we've posted the video below.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:06:52 +0000 Eric Aasen & Lauren Silverman 45858 at http://keranews.org 'One Crisis Away' KERA-TV Special Explores Four Families On The Financial Edge Robert Strauss, Native Texan And Former Democratic Party Chair, Dies At 95 http://keranews.org/post/robert-strauss-native-texan-and-former-democratic-party-chair-dies-95 <p>Robert Strauss, the Dallas lawyer who became a political power on the national and international stage, died Wednesday at age 95.</p><p>Strauss was a staunch Democrat, but he advised presidents from both sides of the aisle, from Lyndon Johnson to George H.W. Bush.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:08:49 +0000 Lauren Silverman 46761 at http://keranews.org Robert Strauss, Native Texan And Former Democratic Party Chair, Dies At 95 Parkland's New CEO Meets The Public http://keranews.org/post/parklands-new-ceo-meets-public <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif;">Parkland introduced its new CEO on Monday – the first new CEO in thirty years.&nbsp;<a data-mce-="" href="http://keranews.org/post/parkland-names-lsu-hospital-official-its-ceo-finalist" target="_blank">Dr. Fred Cerise previously headed Louisiana State University’s charity hospital system</a>. This week, Parkland is inviting the public to meet the new CEO at a series of events hosted by Dallas County commissioners.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif;"> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:07:32 +0000 Lauren Silverman 46606 at http://keranews.org Parkland's New CEO Meets The Public Federal Judge Overturns Texas' Gay Marriage Ban, Declaring It Unconstitutional http://keranews.org/post/federal-judge-overturns-texas-gay-marriage-ban-declaring-it-unconstitutional <p>A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Texas’ gay marriage ban is unconstitutional, but he's leaving the ban in place for now.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio issued a preliminary injunction on the ban <span class="entry-content">after two gay couples challenged a state constitutional amendment and a decade-old law. </span></p><p><span class="entry-content">He said the couples, one of which is from North Texas, will likely win their case and the ban should be lifted. But he said he would give the state time to appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.</span> The state will appeal the ruling, said Greg Abbott, the Texas attorney general.</p><p><span class="entry-content"> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 04:55:04 +0000 Eric Aasen, Doualy Xaykaothao & Lauren Silverman 45782 at http://keranews.org Federal Judge Overturns Texas' Gay Marriage Ban, Declaring It Unconstitutional VIDEO: In Dallas, President Bush, Jill Biden Discuss Supporting Veterans, Families http://keranews.org/post/video-dallas-president-bush-jill-biden-discuss-supporting-veterans-families <p>Former President George W. Bush said Wednesday that his institute will be "relentless" in helping military veterans return to civilian life.</p><p></p><p>He appeared at a summit at the George W. Bush Institute at the Bush Center. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, also spoke at the event, which focused on ways to help military veterans and their families.</p><p>“Over the next five years, more than a million Americans will complete their military experience,” Bush said at the event, called Empowering Our Nations' Warriors. “And like those before them, they’ll face challenges as they readjust to civilian life. At the Bush Center, we believe after everything they’ve done for us we have a duty to help make their transition as successful as possible.”</p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:26:30 +0000 Eric Aasen & Lauren Silverman 45462 at http://keranews.org VIDEO: In Dallas, President Bush, Jill Biden Discuss Supporting Veterans, Families New Heat Treatment Has Changed Lives For Some With Severe Asthma http://keranews.org/post/some-asthma-patients-heat-treatment-tames-symptoms If you've ever tried to drink something through one of those little red coffee stirrers instead of a full-sized straw, you know what it's like to breathe with asthma.<p>Twenty-five million Americans have been diagnosed with <a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/asthma.html">asthma</a>. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 08:22:00 +0000 Lauren Silverman 45066 at http://keranews.org New Heat Treatment Has Changed Lives For Some With Severe Asthma Parkland Names LSU Hospital Official Its CEO Finalist http://keranews.org/post/parkland-names-lsu-hospital-official-its-ceo-finalist <p>Parkland Health &amp; Hospital System has named Dr. Fred Cerise as finalist to serve as chief executive officer of Dallas County's public hospital.</p><p>Cerise headed Louisiana State University’s charity hospital system, with 10 hospitals and related clinics, before Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration struck deals that turned over management of most facilities to outside companies.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:15:41 +0000 Eric Aasen, Lauren Silverman & Associated Press 44772 at http://keranews.org Parkland Names LSU Hospital Official Its CEO Finalist