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The High Five
7:19 am
Thu July 24, 2014

One Year After Kidd Kraddick’s Death, His Co-Hosts Keep His Show On The Air

Dallas-based radio host Kidd Kraddick died last July.
Credit Kiddnation.com

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Marking the one-year anniversary of Kidd Kraddick’s death; Dallas Animal Services is overrun with abandoned pets; a Tarrant County resident has been diagnosed with measles; and more.

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Texas News
9:42 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Tesla's Interest In Dallas County Inland Port Brings Attention To Quiet Area

Goods from around the world arrive at Union Pacifics Intermodal Terminal in the Inland Port.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Could South Dallas County become home to one of the world’s largest factories? Developers and local officials recently learned electric-car manufacturer Tesla is checking out an area known as the Inland Port as it considers where to build its battery plant.

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Education
8:39 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Clock Is Ticking On Dallas School Home-Rule Charter For November Ballot

Attorney Mark Melton, on the board of the non-profit Educate Dallas, worries state lawmakers could make a home-rule charter much easier if the current effort doesn't put a new charter before voters in November
Bill Zeeble KERA News

More than a month ago, a committee was appointed to rewrite the Dallas school system’s charter under the controversial home-rule process. The panel has to finish that charter by mid-August to get it on the ballot this November. That seems unlikely -- and there could be consequences.

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KERA Newsroom
6:49 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

From The Newsroom: All Eyes On The 'Inland Port'; Measles In Tarrant County

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: 

Since news of Tesla possibly building a battery factory in southern Dallas County, eyes are on a private area of industrial land known as the 'Inland Port.'

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Study Up For 'Think'
4:36 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Exploring The Roots Of The Ukraine-Russia Conflict

Serhii Plokhy
WUCF/PBS

When Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was shot down, the world’s attention was once again drawn to the crisis in Ukraine. 

Today on Think, Serhii Plokhy, Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University, talked about the origins of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. 

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Texas News
2:58 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

New Texas Law Led to Statewide Drop in Abortions, Report Says

A hallway at the Whole Woman's Health clinic in Austin. The clinic, one of 22 remaining abortion providers in the state, does not currently meet requirements that will take effect on Sept. 1.
Callie Richmond Texas Tribune

The number of abortions in Texas decreased by about 13 percent statewide and 21 percent in the Lower Rio Grande Valley following the passage of strict abortion regulations that went into effect last November, according to a report that academic researchers released Wednesday. 

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Health/Science
2:23 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

After Cancer, New Breasts -- And A Nipple Tattoo

Stacey Burden, an Aesthetician with UT Southwestern Medical Center, prepares the ink to tattoo Diane's nipples.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

Diane never thought about getting a tattoo. Or plastic surgery.

But this year, after a double mastectomy, she did both.

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KERA Newsroom
9:49 am
Wed July 23, 2014

From The Newsroom: Breast Cancer Survivors Get Inked; Texas Ranks Low For Child Well-Being

The pinks and browns used to create realistic-looking nipples at UT Southwestern: “Princess,” “Chocolate truffle,” and “Sinnamon.”
Lauren Silverman KERA News

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Lauren Silverman sits with a cancer survivor while she gets nipples tattoed on her reconstructed breasts; Stella Chavez explains a new report that finds Texas children struggling.  

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The High Five
7:54 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Emmanuel Mudiay Skips SMU For $1.2 Million With Chinese Pro Basketball Team

Emmanuel Mudiay will reportedly earn $1.2 million to play with a Chinese basketball team.
McDonald’s All-American Game

Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Prime Prep basketball player goes pro – in China; Dallas Cowboys great Robert Newhouse has died; Plano has a water holiday; and more:

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Texas News
11:00 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Texas Children Fare Better In Some Areas But Have Long Way To Go In Others

Defense Commissary Agency Flickr

A new report published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that Texas ranks within the bottom 10 states in the overall well-being of children. The state has improved in half of the measures used for the rankings, but it still has a long way to go.

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