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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.