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6:44 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

From The Newsroom: More Homeless Students, Remembering The AIDS Crisis

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

There are more homeless students than ever, according to a new government study. This poses problems for students and schools. And a look at the lasting impression the AIDS crisis made on North Texas.

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Education
4:10 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Feds Say Number Of Homeless Students Is Up

North Dallas High School monitor Charles Johnson - on the left - and senior Desmond Davis. Thanks to CJ, numerous Dallas students who'd otherwise be homeless have a place stay. Johnson has helped them for years.
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There are more homeless students than ever, according to a new government  study. This poses problems for students and schools. Advocacy groups are trying to figure out how to help

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Elections
1:08 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

With Governor's Debate A Week Away, Davis Wins -- The Coin Tosses

Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis will meet for their second debate on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at KERA.
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The second debate between Attorney General Greg Abbott and State Sen. Wendy Davis is a week from today, and both campaigns came to the KERA studios to decide the order of questions. Tom Stewart of the Davis campaign won both coin tosses. Here's how it worked out: 

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LGBT
10:33 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Ending An Era of Fear

How did Dallas become known as such a friendly place for LGBT-issues fundraising? Advocates will explain how the "The Dallas Way" came to be, at 1 p.m.
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Volunteers who organized Dallas' gay community were influential across the country. That's the focus of Think at 1 p.m. -- the struggles and triumphs of LGBT culture in Dallas.

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KERA Newsroom
9:59 am
Tue September 23, 2014

From The Newsroom: Trials Of Low-Income College Students; AIDS In '80s Dallas

When your classmates come from better-equipped high schools and you're low on funds, there's another level of stress - and graduating doesn't relieve all of it if you're packing debt.
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Top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Dianna Douglas takes us on the emotional rollercoaster of college hopefuls with few resources. And we hear from Penny Krispin, one of the first nurses to care for AIDS patients in Dallas, who remembers the onset of a baseless stigma. 

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The High Five
8:20 am
Tue September 23, 2014

State Requests For Gun Purchases Drop

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Less Texans are seeking out guns, it’s the first day of fall, Willie Nelson gives some advice to a ‘New York Times’ columnist, and more.

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Education
9:32 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

After Parents Complain, Highland Park ISD Suspends Seven Books From Classrooms

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The Highland Park school district has issued seven suspensions. Not for students -- for books.

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Education
6:52 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

For Poor Students, Getting To College Is Just The Start Of The Challenge

Ariel Sanders and Jeniece Madison
Dianna Douglas

Going off to college seems like the American dream for low-income students. But not if they drop out with loads of debt a few years later. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:42 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

From The Newsroom: Book Suspensions, Top Cities

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Highland Park Independent School District officials pulled seven books from the classroom after parents complained about what’s in them.  The district had already approved these books and some were being taught in class. And McKinney is top of the heap according to Money Magazine.

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Arts
5:09 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Think: Images Of War

The best war photographs crystalize brutality in a single, searing image. Today on Think, guest host Jerome Weeks spoke with a museum curator about the photographer’s role in how the public perceives war:

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