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KERA Newsroom
9:10 am
Fri August 22, 2014

From The Newsroom: Police Shootings In Dallas; Ebola Survivor's Release

A July 28, 1973, march after the death of Santos Rodriguez erupted in violence in downtown Dallas. Five police officers were hospitalized and nearly 40 people were arrested.
Dallas Mexican American Heritage League

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Dallas has seen a number of police shootings over the past few years. Where, then, were the protests? Police Chief David Brown speaks on the unrest in Ferguson, Mo. And we hear from friends of Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly. 

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The High Five
7:47 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Does Dallas Have The World's Best Skyline?

Dallas is in the running for an online contest for 'Best International Skyline.'
Kenny Tong Shutterstock.com

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Does Dallas have the best skyline in the world?; the Fort Worth-trained doctor who recovered from Ebola says he's thrilled to be alive; Sarah Jaffe is performing in Dallas this weekend; and more.

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Health/Science
7:02 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Fort Worth-Trained Doctor Says He's Thrilled To Be Alive After Recovering From Ebola

A sign, in French, warning locals never to touch or manipulate dead animals in the forest because of Ebola.
World Health Organization/ Shutterstock Shutterstock.com_176475503

It’s been an emotional roller coaster for friends, family and colleagues of Dr. Kent Brantly. The lows came when the Fort Worth-trained doctor contracted Ebola in Liberia and had to be flown to a special isolation ward in Atlanta.

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Friday Conversation
6:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Dallas Police Chief David Brown: Shouting Is What Leads To Healing

Dallas Police Chief David Brown: "I would much rather have a couple of hundred folks shouting at me in a church than on a protest line after a police shooting."
Dallas Police Department

It’s been almost two weeks since a police officer shot an unarmed man in Ferguson, Mo., and only in the last few days has the suburban St. Louis town started to calm down. In today's Friday Conversation, Dallas Police Chief David Brown talks about how he's managed to avoid that kind of unrest and whether law enforcement has become too militarized.

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KERA Newsroom
7:03 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

From The Newsroom: A Teary Viewing Party, A Passionate Demonstration

Dr. Kent Brantly speaks on television.
Image from WXIA-TV livestream

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Dr. Kent Brantly, the Fort Worth trained physician with Ebola, was discharged from the hospital, and seeing him on TV made many of his Texas friends cry. And North Texans react to the tension in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Texas News
6:39 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Dallas Reacts To Unrest In Ferguson, Missouri

Pablo Pena KERA News

The ripples of tension that began in Ferguson, Missouri 12 days ago are being felt in North Texas.

There have been town hall meetings, heated exchanges and several protests.

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Texas News
3:05 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

In Dallas, Poverty Has Skyrocketed Over The Past Decade

The Dallas mayor's annual Back to School Fair offers free school supplies, as well as health, vision and dental screenings.
Twitter/Mayor Mike Rawlings (@ Mike_Rawlings)

Dallas’ poor population has exploded.

From 2000 to 2012, the number of poor people in Dallas rose by 41 percent. That far outweighs the city's overall 5 percent population growth during the same period.

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Business/Economy
3:02 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Cargo Thefts Are On The Rise, Despite Drop in Vehicle Thefts

Vendors at this week's international auto theft conference are showing off new technology to tag cars and property, including using micro-dots.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

It’s a tough time to be a car thief – the number of vehicles stolen in the United States has plummeted by more than half in the last 20 years. So you’d think it’s a pretty good time to be someone who tracks down car thieves, but at the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators conference, there were other concerns.

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Health/Science
1:56 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

'I Am Thrilled To Be Alive,' Says Kent Brantly, Who's Recovered From Ebola

Dr. Kent Brantly, the Fort Worth-trained doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, spoke publicly for the first time about his recovery from the Ebola virus.
Image from WXIA-TV livestream

Dr. Kent Brantly, the Fort Worth-trained doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, says he's thrilled to be alive. 

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Business/Economy
1:52 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

North Texans With Jobs Are Going Hungry

The North Texas Food Bank serves 13 counties. Clients made more than 3 million trips to pantries last year.
Courtney Collins KERA News

North Texas is 91 million meals short. That’s how many breakfasts, lunches and dinners it would take to feed everyone in the region who’s hungry.

The North Texas Food Bank filled about two thirds of that void last year, and the traditional client is changing. In fact, more people with jobs are getting meals from food pantries than anyone else.

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