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5:30 am
Tue January 27, 2015

What's Gender Dysphoria? This 15 Year-Old Will Tell You

Kammie with mother Christina Pippin. Mom says at 18 months, Kammie was exhibiting female traits in contrast to a having boy's anatomy
Bill Zeeble KERA News

When your anatomy says you’re one gender, but early on you know you’re not,  what can you do? Where can you go for help? Meet a 15-year-old and her mom who talk  about their journey -- and the help they’ve received from the only hospital in the Southwest handling all aspects of treating kids with what’s called gender dysphoria. Some language could be considered graphic.  

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News
8:10 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Host Of The Hit Podcast 'Serial' Is Coming To Fort Worth

Sarah Koenig, host of the podcast Serial, will be the closing keynote speaker at the Podcast Movement conference in Fort Worth.
Meredith Heuer Courtesy of Serial

The woman who made podcasting into a must-listen medium is headed to North Texas. Sarah Koenig will be the keynote speaker at this summer’s Podcast Movement conference in Fort Worth.

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KERA Newsroom
6:54 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

From The Newsroom: Grounded Flights, Football Ethics And Podcast All-Stars

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: The weather may be nice in North Texas, but the blizzard in the Northeast has canceled more than 7,000 flights - a number of them from Dallas airports. 

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Texas News
6:37 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

NPR's Michel Martin To Tackle Football Ethics In North Texas

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Concussions, domestic violence, performance-enhancing drugs, and now “Deflate-Gate.” With the Super Bowl just six days away, football may be drawing more attention off the field than on.

NPR’s Michel Martin is in town to host an event about football and ethics at the Perot Museum tomorrow night and she sat down with KERA’s vice president of news Rick Holter.

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Texas News
11:04 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Accomplished Pianist Performs At Memorial Concert To Honor TCU's José Feghali

Adam Golka performed Schumann's Des Abends and Brahms' Ballade in B Major during a memorial concert for the late José Feghali.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Musicians and music lovers paid tribute Sunday to José Feghali, the internationally acclaimed Brazilian-born pianist who made Fort Worth his home for the last 30 years.

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KERA Newsroom
9:21 am
Mon January 26, 2015

From The Newsroom: Remembering Feghali; Glaucoma Risks

Award-winning pianist Adam Golka played pieces by Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms to pay tribute to his teacher, Jose Feghali.
Selene Alba KERA News

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:  We hear music from a concert at TCU last night in honor of pianist Jose Feghali, the artist-in-residence lost to suicide last month. And in this week’s Vital Signs, Sam Baker talks to a doctor at Parkland Hospital about the second-leading cause of blindness. 

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Vital Signs
7:41 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Glaucoma: A Silent Attack On The Eyes

Applanation tonometry test for eye pressure.
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The World Health Organization lists glaucoma as the second leading cause of blindness in the world. It’s estimated more than two million Americans have the disease, but only half know it. No one’s certain exactly what causes the damage to the optic nerve that results in glaucoma, but in this edition of KERA's consumer health series, Vital Signs, Dr. Roger Velasquez, an opthalmologist with Parkland Hospital System in Dallas says there are certain risk factors to watch out for.

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The High Five
6:00 am
Mon January 26, 2015

TSA Seized 120 Guns At D/FW Airport Last Year, The Most In The U.S.

A loaded folding-stock rifle with two loaded magazines was found in a carry-on bag in 2014 at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
Transportation Security Administration

Five stories that have North Texas talking: When it comes to confiscated guns at airports, D/FW is No. 1; Plano is a great place to find a job; Rick Perry was one of the longest-serving governors in the country; and more.

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Education
10:27 pm
Sun January 25, 2015

Black And Latino Students In Dallas Lead The Nation For Passing AP Exams

Rachmad Tjachyadi collects homework assignements from his AP chemistry students at W.T. White High School
Dianna Douglas

Black and Latino Students in Dallas high schools pass the Advanced Placement exams at the highest rate in the country. The story of how Dallas became the national leader in getting underrepresented minorities to pass these classes is a bright spot in an otherwise struggling urban school district. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:48 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

From The Newsroom: Dallas Students Ace The AP Exam; Why Home-Rule Fizzled Out

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Black and Latino high schoolers in the Dallas school district pass Advanced Placement exams at a higher rate than any other district in the country. Also, we talk to the chair of Dallas' home-rule commission to talk about why the much-talked about effort to remake the school system fizzled out. 

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