Health/Science
4:48 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Reporter/Doctor Talks Of The Flight 17 Death Of Her Mentor, AIDS Researcher Joep Lange

Seema Yasmin is a professor in practice at the University of Texas at Dallas and a staff writer at the Dallas Morning News.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

The Malaysia Airlines tragedy last week has rocked the world of AIDS research. An international AIDS conference started Sunday with a tribute to the half-dozen researchers who died on Flight 17. 

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Education
4:47 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Pilot Project Will Teach Fort Worth Pre-K Kids How To Tackle Stress

A student at Momentous Institute shows off a glitter ball. These balls help teach children how to cope with stress and anxiety.
Momentous Institute

Here’s a question. Do you know the difference between your amygdala and the hippocampus? There’s a group of 3 year olds in Oak Cliff who do. And soon, pre-K children in Fort Worth may know, too. The district is teaming up with Momentous Institute in a new partnership aimed at teaching young children how to take care of their social and emotional health.

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Awards
3:17 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

KERA News Adds 6 Trophies To Award Shelf; That's 21 So Far This Year

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KERA News collected a half-dozen trophies last weekend, these from the Houston Press Club's Lone Star Awards. That brings the station's total award haul this year to 21 -- including second place for best newscast among large stations nationally from the Public Radio News Directors Inc. Here's a rundown of the station's awards this year.

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Health/Science
11:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Can Culture Make Us Crazy?

In the past, delusions were thought to be caused by misfiring neurons. But NYU professor Joel Gold suggests that in order to better provide treatment for mental illness, a person’s culture and background must be considered.
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Our surroundings affect the way we think and act. But psychiatrist Joel and philosopher Ian Gold take this idea further to mental health. The two brothers examined specific cases where society and culture have played a role in producing delusions. Joel joins Krys Boyd today on Think at noon to talk about their latest book, Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness.

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KERA Newsroom
10:31 am
Tue July 22, 2014

From The Newsroom: Superintendent Miles Stays; New Border Security

In his new contract, Dallas Superintendent Mike Miles won't get a raise, but he will be allowed to consult.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:  Around 4 this morning, the Dallas school board voted to extend Superintendent Mike Miles' contract through July 1, 2017. Bill Zeeble was there. And we hear about Governor Perry's plan to send National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border.

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Education
8:56 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Dallas School Board Extends Contract of Superintendent Mike Miles

The DISD school board back in session at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Early this morning, the Dallas school board voted to extend the contract of Superintendent Mike Miles through July 1st, 2017. Miles won't get a raise but will now be allowed to consult.  The closed session lasting nine hours may have set a Dallas school district record. It began a little past 5:30 p.m. Monday and trustees didn't emerge until almost 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. They then had an additional hour of open discussion.

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The High Five
7:53 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Cyclospora Is Back, But With A Little Less Of A Bite

Cyclospora is often associated with imported fresh produce.
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Cyclospora is back, Planned Parenthood plans to drop big money to support Texas Democrats, an alternative to sticking wet smartphones in rice, and more.

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Texas News
7:35 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Catholic Bishops Respond To Perry's Plan To Send 1,000 Guard Troops To Border

At the Diocese of Dallas, Bishop Kevin J. Farrell says immigrant children from Central America are refugees fleeing violence and drug wars in their home countries.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

In Austin, Governor Rick Perry announced his plan to send a thousand members of the Texas National Guard to the border.   

“I will not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault, and little children from Central America are detained in squalor.”

Perry said the troops would help take the pressure off the Border Patrol.

“These additional resources will help combat the brutal Mexican drug cartels that are preying upon our communities and also will help to tear others, before they have a chance to harm our citizens and become criminal aliens within our borders.”

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KERA Newsroom
7:01 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

From The Newsroom: Reinforcing The Border; Brain Lessons From Conjoined Twins

Gov. Rick Perry, flanked by State Rep. Dennis Bonnen (L) and Texas Adjutant General John Nichols (R), announced the deployment of National Guard troops to the Texas border on July 21.
Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: 

Governor Rick Perry announced his plans to reinforce the border with 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard, but two Catholic bishops have questions for him.

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Politics
5:06 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Davis And Abbott See National Guard Border Deployment Differently

Texas Army National Guard

The candidates running for governor have opposing reactions to Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to deploy 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the border over the next month.

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