Arts & Culture
1:06 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

The Legacy Of Blues Musician Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter performing in Winterbach, Germany in 2011.
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70-year-old Texas blues and rock legend Johnny Winter died in Switzerland earlier this week. He was a few months away from releasing his new studio album, Step Back.  KERA’s executive producer Jeff Whittington talked about Winter’s career with writer Joe Nick Patoski.

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Health
11:32 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Dallas County Confirms First Human Cases Of West Nile For 2014

Mosquitos carrying the West Nile virus can transmit it to humans.
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Dallas County Health and Human Services has confirmed the first cases of West Nile virus of the season. 

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Politics
10:24 am
Fri July 18, 2014

WATCH: President Obama Speaks On Malaysia Airlines Crash

President Obama addressing the Malaysia Airlines flight crash. Everyone on board died, including one American.

President Obama addressed the nation about the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down in Ukraine. Catch up with NPR's coverage of the story. And here's the video stream from PBS NewsHour:

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KERA Newsroom
9:30 am
Fri July 18, 2014

From The Newsroom: Leaders In Law And Reform

Wai Wai Nu, director of the Women Peace Network of Arakan in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, wants to help remake her country.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

The top local stories from the KERA Newsroom this morning: We hear from Jennifer Collins, the  first woman to helm SMU’s Dedman School of Law. And Doualy Xaykaothao meets some visitors from Southeast Asia at The George W. Bush Presidential Center - some of whom are political prisoners turned activists.

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The High Five
6:35 am
Fri July 18, 2014

More Rain Needed To Alleviate Dry Lakes In Collin County

Thanks to yesterday's rain, temperatures will be a lot cooler today.
The National Weather Service

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Collin County wishes it had received some of the 10-inch downpours from yesterday’s storms, an old Disney billboard is up for auction, restaurant owners have some beef with Mary Kay convention-goers, and more.

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Friday Conversation
6:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

SMU Law Dean Jennifer Collins On 'Moving The Needle'

Jennifer Collins is the first permanent female dean in the history of the Dedman School of Law.
Krystina Martinez KERA News

There’s a new face leading the top law school in North Texas for the first time in nearly two decades. Jennifer Collins becomes the first female dean of SMU’s Dedman School of Law at a challenging time. Fewer students are applying to law schools nationwide, competition is rising, and her predecessor, John Attanasio was ousted last year.

Fresh off a decade in North Carolina at Wake Forest, Collins sits down with KERA’s vice president of news, Rick Holter, for this week’s Friday Conversation.

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KERA Newsroom
6:53 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

From the Newsroom: Johnny Winter Remembered, Crossword Puzzles Decoded

Johnny Winter plays a show in Germany in 2011.
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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Texas blues and rock legend Johnny Winter died Wednesday in Switzerland at the age of 70. And a crossword explains how a team of expert puzzle-solvers played a major role in bringing World War II to an end.

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KERA Weather Blog
12:57 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

LIVE BLOG: The Upside Of 11 Inches Of Rain? Parched Lakes Get Some Relief

A car drives through a soaked intersection off of McKinnon Avenue and North Harwood in Dallas.
BJ Austin KERA News

Update, 2:47 p.m.: Northern Wise, northern Denton, and southern Cooke counties received the most rain today, in some places, up to 11 inches, National Weather Service meteorologist Dennis Cavanaugh tells KERA.

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Lifestyle
9:30 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Study Up for 'Think': Go Far, Alone

Would you rather have kids or travel solo? Choosing one over the other opens an individual up to contrasting life experiences.
Mario Mancuso flickr

Leading a fulfilling life means something different for everyone. While some will want to settle down and have families, others feel more at home as nomads. At 1 p.m. on Think, Kristin Newman, sitcom writer and author of What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding, joins Krys Boyd to talk about the road less traveled.

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KERA Newsroom
9:16 am
Thu July 17, 2014

From The Newsroom: Linklater's 'Boyhood;' Prime Prep's Woes

Director Richard Linklater worked with actors Ellar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke for 12 years on 'Boyhood.'
'Boyhood'

This morning's top local stories from the KERA newsroom: The latest film from Austin director Richard Linklater deals in years instead of hours. And TEA officials moved this week to shut down Prime Prep, the charter school co-founded by Deion Sanders.

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