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7:59 pm
Sat February 28, 2015

Sunday's Cowtown Marathon Canceled, But Half-Marathon Still On, After Winter Blast

Students at UT-Dallas spent Friday afternoon building an igloo on campus.
Kristen Taylor KERA News

Update, Saturday night: Organizers have canceled Sunday's Cowtown Marathon in Fort Worth due to the recent blast of winter weather. The half-marathon is still on -- it starts at 8 a.m. Sunday. 

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Friday Conversation
7:54 pm
Sat February 28, 2015

Why One Of Baby's First Foods Might Soon Be Peanut Butter

Dr. Rebecca Gruchalla, head of allergy and immunology at UT Southwestern in Dallas, turned heads internationally with her journal article about peanut allergies.
Eric Aasen KERA News

A North Texas doctor helped spark an international discussion this week -- about peanut allergies. 

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Arts & Culture
12:35 pm
Sat February 28, 2015

Dallas Festival Of Ideas Offering Free Programs Today

Many of Saturday's events are happening at the Dallas City Performance Hall.
Dallas City Performance Hall/Facebook

The Dallas Festival of Ideas has announced that its programming is now free today.

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KERA Newsroom
11:38 am
Fri February 27, 2015

From The Newsroom: Nudging Students To Apply For Financial Aid; Peanut Allergies

A new report on peanut allergies in the New England Journal of Medicine turns advice to young parents on its ear.
Anna Flickr

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Dallas County high school seniors missed out on $34 million in college grants last year, Stella Chavez reports; why one study suggests peanut butter as an important diet staple for babies though it used to be off limits. 

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Texas Standard
11:30 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Introducing A New News Program, Texas Standard, Starting Monday On KERA Radio

David Brown is the host of Texas Standard, a new statewide news program.
KUT/Current

In honor of Texas Independence Day, we’re launching a new program Monday on KERA 90.1 FM – it’s a daily radio newsmagazine with a Texas accent. 

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The High Five
7:35 am
Fri February 27, 2015

They’re Back: A 3.1-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles North Texas Friday Morning

A seismic monitoring system helps Southern Methodist University scientists locate earthquakes in North Texas.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: an earthquake rumbles in Dallas this morning; snow is in the forecast; some teens allegedly beat up an emu; and more.

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Texas News
7:09 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Women In United Way Leadership Embrace New Technology And New Members

Dana Brown (left) is Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer for United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. She and the group's President and CEO Jennifer Sampson (right) say they're embracing new technology to reach more people.
Stella M. Chávez KERA News

Nearly 300 women from North America are in Dallas for the United Way Women’s Leadership Summit. They’re discussing a range of topics, such as making the organization more diverse, embracing new technology, and tackling human trafficking.

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KERA Newsroom
7:05 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

From The Newsroom: Dallas Hackathon, United Way Women's Summit

hackNY.org Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Students from across North America will be in Dallas this weekend to “hack” in a GOOD way. Organizers say they don’t want to destroy software or cause trouble; it’s a competition to create.

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Texas News
5:15 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

In Dallas This Weekend, A Hackathon Just For Students

Adil Shaikh is a graduate student at UT-Dallas and one of the hackathon organizers.
KERA News

High school and college students from across North America will be in Dallas this weekend for what’s being called a hackathon. 

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Texas News
4:31 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

State Senators Grill Abbott's UT Regent Appointees

UT Regent nominee R. Steven Hicks along with Sara Martinez Tucker and David Beck await questioning at the Senate Nominations hearing on Thursday.
Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

Conservative state senators grilled Gov. Greg Abbott's appointees to the University of Texas System Board of Regents for more than five hours on Thursday, publicly rehashing the drama that has plagued the system's flagship university in recent years. 

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