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KERA Newsroom
6:48 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

From The Newsroom: Fake Ebola Cures, Early Voting So Far

Some companies claim Vitamin C, something found in abundance in the kiwi fruit, can help treat Ebola. The FDA says not so fast.
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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

There’s no drug to treat Ebola that’s been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but some companies swear things like Vitamin C, Nano Silver, herbs and snake venom do just that. And election officials say since early voting got underway, turnout is at about 40 percent. Some say that’s thanks to the exciting race for Texas Governor.

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KERA Newsroom
6:40 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

From The Newsroom: Ebola Puts Travel In Spotlight, Impressionistic Portraits

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: News today that a Texas Health Presbyterian worker who handed Thomas Eric Duncan’s lab samples is onboard a Caribbean cruise.

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KERA Newsroom
6:45 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

From The Newsroom: Ebola And Politics, The Sounds Of The Midway

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The Ebola crisis has overshadowed every other news story in Texas, including next month’s election. And the State Fair midway, along with its colorful game operators, beckons.

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Texas News
5:20 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Game On: The State Fair Midway Beckons

There are 72 games at the State Fair of Texas. All of them boast giant, colorful, plush prizes.
Courtney Collins KERA News

By the time you pay for admission, parking and a corny dog… a day at the State Fair of Texas is getting pricey. Throw in a few attempts at a midway game and you can practically hear the dollars flying from your wallet.

There’s just something about trying to knock over milk bottles with a baseball or scoop a prize duck from the pond that’s hard to resist.

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KERA Newsroom
6:40 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

From The Newsroom: Neighbors And Nurses React To Second Health Worker With Ebola

The Village Apartments www.myvillageapartments.com

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Amber Vinson, diagnosed with Ebola early Wednesday morning lives in the largest apartment complex in Dallas. Workers were already decontaminating in hours before the sun came up. And after two of the nurses who treated Thomas Eric Duncan became sick with Ebola, their colleagues across the state are expressing concerns about preparation for handling the disease.

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Texas News
9:14 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Feeling The Love: New Non-Stop Flights Take Off At Dallas Love Field

A Southwest employee guides the inaugural flight to Orlando from Dallas Love Field.
Southwest Airlines www.blogsouthwest.com

Dallas Love Field has been unleashed. Wright Amendment restrictions were officially lifted Monday which means a new era of non-stop flights for Southwest Airlines and a new North Texas home for Virgin America.

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KERA Newsroom
6:42 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

From The Newsroom: Learning More About Dallas’ Second Ebola Patient, Political Ad Wars

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

KERA confirmed that the first Ebola patient to contract the disease in the U.S. is Texas Health Presbyterian nurse Nina Pham. And Wendy Davis, the Democrat running for governor, is defending a TV ad that generated a firestorm of debate over the weekend.  It shows a wheelchair to represent her Republican opponent Greg Abbott. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:50 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

From The Newsroom: Red River Rivalry, Mum Mania

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

It’s Texas OU weekend in Dallas.  That means a flood of burnt orange and crimson rolling into town ahead of Saturday’s annual football match-up in the Cotton Bowl. We break down the 114 year-old tradition by the numbers. And make way full-body shields of plastic flowers sparkly ribbons and teddy bears. It’s homecoming mum season in Texas.

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Friday Conversation
7:00 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Developer-Turned-Pastor Gives Landmark African-American Church A Soulful New Start

Pastor Richie Butler has a new vision for leading St. Paul United Methodist Church and revitalizing downtown Dallas.
Krystina Martinez KERA News

Nestled in the shiny heart of the Dallas Arts District is a throwback: St. Paul United Methodist Church. This icon of the African American community was born a century and a half ago and has just embraced a new leader – who doesn’t have the standard pastoral resume.

Richie Butler is a developer who’s closed more than a billion dollars’ worth of real estate deals. He founded a congregation called Union Cathedral, which just merged with St. Paul. And, he’s not even a Methodist. Butler sat down with KERA’s vice president of news, for this week’s Friday Conversation.

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Friday Conversation
1:00 am
Fri October 10, 2014

John Burnett On Cycling From the Rio Grande To The Red River For A Good Cause

Hawk and John are riding for books and bikes for Kenyan students.
The Nobelity Project KUT

Two public radio journalists have spent more than a week picking their way from the Rio Grande to the Red River by bicycle. KUT’s Hawk Mendenhall and NPR’s John Burnett are riding through rural Texas in the name of charity: specifically a project that equips high-school students in Kenya with books… and bikes.

John took a break from the road for this week's Friday Conversation with KERA’s Rick Holter.

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