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StoryCorps In Dallas
5:00 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Teenage Mischief: How Best Friends Turned An Abandoned House Into Their Hideout

Joseph Knight and Lisa Foy have been best friends since high school.
StoryCorps

The StoryCorps MobileBooth wrapped up a month-long run in Dallas last weekend, and we’ve been sharing some of the stories from North Texans.

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Texas News
12:24 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

These Vivid Photos Show Texas During The Great Depression And Wartime

This farmer grew corn in Kaufman County in 1936.
Arthur Rothstein Library of Congress

During the Great Depression, photographers fanned out across the country to capture the United States. Some of them visited Texas, snapping thousands of pictures.

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The High Five
8:08 am
Wed December 24, 2014

GPS Ankle Bracelets Used To Track Some Immigrants Caught at Texas-Mexico Border

U.S. Border Patrol officers monitored the Texas-Mexico border over the summer.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Alamo Drafthouse will show “The Interview” after all; “American Sniper” opens Christmas Day; Glenn Mitchell’s “Christmas Blockbuster” is back tonight on KERA; and more.

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KERA Newsroom
6:37 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

From The Newsroom: The Physical Toll Of Poverty; A School For Newcomers

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Courtney Collins sits down with Michelle Kinder, executive director of The Momentous Institute, to talk about how financial insecurity can impact young minds. Also, we’ll look at a Fort Worth school where most students are newcomers to the country.

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Arts & Culture
4:07 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Alamo Drafthouse In Richardson Will Show 'The Interview' On Christmas

Sony had canceled the release of "The Interview" after theaters were threatened. Now some are going to show the movie Christmas Day. The movie features James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen.
Sony Pictures

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Richardson and the Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff are among several movie theaters across the U.S. that will screen “The Interview” on Christmas. 

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One Crisis Away
3:52 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

This Is Your Brain On Poverty: How Financial Insecurity Affects Young Brains

Michelle Kinder is the executive director of The Momentous Institute.
Credit The Momentous Institute

Financial insecurity and poverty can take a toll, but it can also affect the brains of kids growing up in poverty. 

The Momentous Institute is trying to reverse that. Michelle Kinder is the executive director of the organization, which runs a school and two therapy programs in Dallas. 

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Health/Science
11:10 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Texas Listeria Patient May Have Bought Caramel Apple In Dallas County

One of the Texas patients sickened in a multistate listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples may have bought a caramel apple in Dallas County, health officials say.
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One of the Texas patients sickened in a multistate listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples may have bought a caramel apple in Dallas County, health officials say.

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KERA Newsroom
9:59 am
Tue December 23, 2014

From The Newsroom: International Newcomer Academy; A Year In Theater

Students work together at International Newcomer Academy, a school in Fort Worth ISD that's just for immigrant children.
Christina Ulsh KERA

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:  Stella Chavez takes us to a school in Fort Worth where the 500 students haven't been in the U.S. more than a year or two. And we hear from theater critic Mark Lowry about Shakespeare At The Bar and more evidence of a paradigm shift in how North Texans experience old - and new - work. 

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The High Five
8:10 am
Tue December 23, 2014

After NYPD Officers Killed, Dallas Police Chief Tells His Force To Remain Vigilant

Dallas Police Chief David Brown sent a note to his officers, encouraging them to "remain vigilant" following the killing of New York City police officers.
Dallas Police Department

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas police chief tells his officers to “remain vigilant”; Lady Antebellum will perform at Greg Abbott’s inauguration party; the Christmas Anthem airs tonight on KXT; and more.

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American Graduate
7:49 am
Tue December 23, 2014

'Generation One': In Fort Worth, A School Just For Immigrant Kids

Students work together at International Newcomer Academy, a school in Fort Worth ISD that's just for immigrant children.
Christina Ulsh KERA

There’s an innovative school in the Fort Worth school district with about 500 students. Not one of them has been in the U.S. more than a year or two. It’s called the International Newcomer Academy. It’s the focus of the latest installment in Generation One, a KERA American Graduate series.

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