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Business/Economy
2:02 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

One Crisis Away: At Age 73, Real Retirement Is Not An Option

Shirley Martin, age 73, still works as a Walmart greeter five days a week.
Dane Walters KERA News

KERA’s series One Crisis Away put a face on asset poverty by chronicling four North Texas families dealing with life on the financial edge. This holiday season, we’re catching up with some of those families, including 73-year-old Shirley Martin. 

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One Crisis Away
7:30 am
Thu December 11, 2014

One Crisis Away: Checking In With The Dorys

Schnique Dory teaches a GED class twice a week on top of a full time teaching job at Benbrook Middle School.
Dane Walters KERA News

Last year, KERA launched a series called One Crisis Away, looking at four North Texas families on the financial edge. Between now and the end of the year, we’ll catch up with the families. First up, the Dorys.

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KERA Newsroom
6:42 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

From The Newsroom: Flu Cases Spike, Examining The Midlife Crisis

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Flu season in Texas has started early. In Dallas and Tarrant Counties, flu activity is surging according to the Texas Department of State Health Services’ weekly report.

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Sports
11:34 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Roller Derby World Cup Brings Blockers And Jammers From Across The Globe To Dallas

Team France takes on Team Switzerland on opening day at the Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup.
Christina Ulsh KERA News

Fans of cutthroat competition, raucous crowds and full contact sports can find their dream event at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas this weekend. And it’s played on wheels.

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KERA Newsroom
6:45 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

From The Newsroom: Nanotechnology And Silver, Sheriff Valdez Via StoryCorps

THOR Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Nanotechnology can virtually peel away the secrets of antique silver. It all happens in the basement at the Dallas Museum of Art. And Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez tries out the StoryCorps MobileBooth.

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KERA Newsroom
6:41 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

From The Newsroom: Tech Savvy Docs, Food That Wasn’t Food

jfcherry Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Text messages from your doctor are just the start. Millennial physicians are taking over hospital wards and doctors’ offices and they’re bringing new technologies and ideas about life-work balance.

Plus, hear an expert on the Victorian Era on everyday struggles back then, including food filled with inedible ingredients.

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KERA Newsroom
6:39 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

From The Newsroom: Archaeology Tourism, Beer Benefits

Lynn Gardner Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Indiana Jones made archaeology look action-packed. In reality it’s detailed and exacting work and thanks to archaeology tourism, anyone can get involved. And why one or two beers could be good for your health.

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KERA Newsroom
7:09 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

From The Newsroom: Brains In A Storage Closet

Adam Voorhies

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

For decades, a rare collection of human remains sat in a University of Texas basement. A new book tells the story of that collection – and the mysteries that surround it.

KUT’s Matt Largey explains how the attention being paid to these all-but-forgotten specimens could lead to new discoveries.

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Friday Conversation
7:00 am
Fri November 28, 2014

NPR's Mark Memmott On 'Fighting Words'

This photo was taken just before Mark Memmott took on his new role at NPR as Standards and Practices Editor.
Meredith Rizzo NPR

The topic for this week’s Friday Conversation is the militarization of language. KERA’s vice president of news, Rick Holter, goes into the trenches with Mark Memmott, standards and practices editor for NPR.

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KERA Newsroom
7:13 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

From The Newsroom: Pie Shop Hubbub, Teens Working The Holiday

Folks at Emporium Pies in Oak Cliff man the pre-order tent.
Courtney Collins KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

It’s the busiest day of the year for folks in the pie trade. We take a behind the scenes tour through a North Texas shop.

And throngs of teenagers will work this Thanksgiving. Find out how they fit their holiday around the time clock.

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