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KERA Newsroom
7:02 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

From The Newsroom: Book Suspensions Lifted, Narcissism Explored

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

In Highland Park, the books are back. The school district had pulled seven books from classrooms after parents complained. Over the weekend, the district reversed itself. And decoding the office narcissist.

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KERA Newsroom
6:45 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

From The Newsroom: Fair Festivities, Gamers Rejoice

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Big Tex is back. So is the petting zoo, the corny dogs, the rides, the car show and so much more. Plus, the ‘Video Game History Museum’ has taken its operation to the next level with a permanent home in Texas slated to open in May.

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State Fair of Texas
6:00 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Five Big Things You Need To Know About Little Zebus

Two zebus in Madagascar
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One of the smallest species of cattle in the world, zebus are about the size of a large dog. Expect to see them at the State Fair of Texas, which starts Friday, in both the show ring and petting zoo.

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KERA Newsroom
6:40 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

From The Newsroom: Banned Books Week, Fried Food Season

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom

This week is banned books week, when the American Library Association calls attention to the freedom we have to read what we want. An exhibition at the Dallas Holocaust Museum reminds us that freedom hasn’t always existed in the world. And grab your appetite and the Tums, first thing Friday, the State Fair is on.

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KERA Newsroom
6:16 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

From The Newsroom: At-Home Drug Tests, Author Reacts To 'Suspension'

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

A non-profit group hopes arming parents with free drug kits might be help turn the tide of teen users. And author Garth Stein reacts to Highland Park ISD’s decision to “suspend” his book.

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KERA Newsroom
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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KERA Newsroom
6:42 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

From The Newsroom: Book Suspensions, Top Cities

Highland Park High School
Highland Park Independent School District

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 & Culture
6:42 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Autumn At The Arboretum: Pumpkins And Gourds And Squash, Oh My!

There are 65,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash out and about at the Arboretum.
Dallas Arboretum

It takes 50 well-trained professionals three full weeks to flip the calendar from summer to autumn at the Dallas arboretum. Creating a pumpkin village that spans an entire acre doesn’t happen overnight. The exhibit opens Saturday, Sept. 20.

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Friday Conversation
7:47 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Ex-Astronaut Ed Lu On Deflecting Asteroids And Building The Private Space Business

Ed Lu spent over 200 days in space and now owns a company that identifies and re-directs asteroids.
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The private space business is booming, and Texas is a primary launch pad. For this week’s Friday Conversation, KERA’s vice president of news, Rick Holter, sits down with Ed Lu – a longtime astronaut who now has his own space company.

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KERA Newsroom
6:44 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

From The Newsroom: Asset Poverty In North Texas, A Newly Minted Genius

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Dallas County residents are faring worse than the national average when it comes to having a bank account and being able to weather a financial storm. And hear from Austinite John Henneberger who is co-director of the Texas Low Income Housing Information Service. Wednesday, he was one of 21 Americans given a MacArthur Fellowship – a.k.a. the “genius grant.”

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