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At the Pike Park summer camp in Dallas, kids do the usual summer camp stuff -- play games, dance, draw and eat. What makes this camp different? The kids are also learning about where they're going to camp -- the once-thriving uptown neighborhood known as Little Mexico.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: The investigation into Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's securities violations appears to be looking into his relationship with a tech company called Severgy.

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Serial reshaped the audio world last fall, spurring 80 million downloads and a months-long conversation about the decade-old murder of a Baltimore teenager and the young man convicted of killing her.

Serial host and co-creator Sarah Koenig is touring Texas this weekend -- Austin on Saturday, Fort Worth on Sunday and Dallas on Monday. She sat down to talk about making the 12-part podcast that became a binge-listening sensation.

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Virtuosity can be a tough thing to get a handle on – that’s exactly what a new documentary on the Cliburn International Piano Competition aims to do.The chronicle of the 2013 Cliburn in Fort Worth premieres nationally tonight on PBS. And KERA is the presenting station. 

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Quinn Mason’s been writing music for more than half his life, and he’s only 19. It’s been a life of challenges – he grew up the son of a single mom,  in a tough Dallas neighborhood, and he has Asperger’s syndrome, on the autism spectrum.  Quinn just got back from winning a national composition contest.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Today in Austin, lawmakers gathered for a hearing centered around Sandra Bland’s death, which has become a national story in the discussion about race. 

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Texas and America are wrestling with the relationship between African Americans and police.

In Austin Thursday, legislators gathered for a hearing focused on Sandra Bland’s death, which has become a national flash point in the discussion about race. 

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As temperatures climb above 100 degrees, the grid operator for Texas has urged conservation during peak electric demand hours.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Lawmakers will meet in Austin today to discuss how Sandra Bland’s arrest was handled.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says his office has obtained a video of Planned Parenthood officials talking about fetal tissue donation. 

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