Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: We look at what this governor's race says about the state of Texas, as per 'Political Junkie' Ken Rudin. And Shelley Kofler explains why the battle over Wendy Davis' senate seat in Tarrant County is again the most closely watched legislative contest.
Five stories that have North Texas talking: Don’t try wearing a mask when casting your early vote, the hidden story behind some of the creepiest nursery rhymes, the science of haunted houses, and more.
Today’s the last day for early voting in Texas. To celebrate the big day – and preview the even BIGGER day next Tuesday, KERA is airing The Political Junkie 2014 Midterm Election Special today at 1 p.m.
For this week’s Friday Conversation, the Political Junkie himself, former NPR political editor Ken Rudin, previews some key races with KERA’s vice president of news, Rick Holter.
The simple rhymes and songs we know courtesy of Mother Goose weren’t actually written for children. For the most part, nursery rhymes were composed by peasants in an exercise of solidarity. Themes in these rhymes range from infanticide to political treachery, and when you find out what most of these poems are really about, it can be downright scary.
The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: A young North Texan uses slam poetry to send a message to teachers. Also, getting speakers for TED Talks was not always easy. And Lyric Stage in Irving revives the cult favorite musical, The Golden Apple.
A top auditor with the Dallas school district was fired Thursday morning. The Dallas Morning News reports Don Smith was dismissed by his boss. Some board members reacted differently about the sudden dismissal.