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Friday Conversation
7:05 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Why One Of Baby's First Foods Might Soon Be Peanut Butter

Dr. Rebecca Gruchalla, head of allergy and immunology at UT Southwestern in Dallas, turned heads internationally with her journal article about peanut allergies.
Eric Aasen KERA News

A North Texas doctor helped spark an international discussion this week -- about peanut allergies. 

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KERA Newsroom
7:05 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

From The Newsroom: Dallas Hackathon, United Way Women's Summit

hackNY.org Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Students from across North America will be in Dallas this weekend to “hack” in a GOOD way. Organizers say they don’t want to destroy software or cause trouble; it’s a competition to create.

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KERA Newsroom
7:08 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

From The Newsroom: Education Scorecard, Depressed And Forgetful

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

A new scorecard offers some tough love for schools in Dallas County. And a look at how depression erodes memory.

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One Crisis Away
7:07 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Inside Dallas' Jubilee Park Neighborhood, Bank Accounts Are Hard To Find

Jubilee Park is a Dallas neighborhood wedged between Interstate 30 and Fair Park.

In KERA’s series One Crisis Away: Inside a Neighborhood, we look at the high price of being poor in a place called Jubilee Park. The Dallas neighborhood is sandwiched between Interstate 30 and Fair Park. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:52 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

From The Newsroom: Science Of Snow Removal, The Cost Of No Bank Account

Beshef Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

With ice and snow all over this week’s forecast, a look at the big three techniques used to make roads passable.

And KERA’s series One Crisis Away: Inside A Neighborhood examines the cost of not banking.

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KERA Newsroom
7:00 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Dr. Ernest Buck On Why The Next Measles Outbreak Could Be In North Texas

Leanne Winkler KEDT

A letter from the Texas Medical Association came across the desks of KERA this week with a pretty startling headline: “The Next Disneyland Could Be Plano.” It’s a reference to the measles outbreak that’s spread to 18 states and the nation’s capital.

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KERA Newsroom
6:51 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

From The Newsroom: Landmark Day For Gay Marriage In TX, Growth Through Campaigns

Sarah Goodfriend (left) and Suzanne Bryant are Texas' first married same-sex couple. They were able to marry in Austin Thursday morning thanks to a court order. They're pictured here with their two daughters.
Goodfriend and Bryant KUT News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Two Austin women made history Thursday when a state district judge ordered the Travis County clerk to issue them a marriage license.

And Judge Tonya Parker of Dallas County’s 116th Judicial District Court explains why campaigning for office – win or lose - is a chance to grow. Particularly for young women.

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KERA Newsroom
7:03 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

From The Newsroom: Fare Wars, PTS Without The D

Duane Storey Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Virgin America announced Wednesday it’ll fly from Dallas to Austin for $39 dollars. That got the attention of Dallas-based Southwest, which built its business, in part, on that route.

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KERA Newsroom
7:59 am
Wed February 18, 2015

From The Newsroom: A Working College, State Of The State

KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

At Paul Quinn College in southern Dallas, students are about to be put to work. And Governor Greg Abbott delivers his first "State of the State" address.

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KERA Newsroom
7:06 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

From The Newsroom: Life Is A Cabaret In North Texas, Landmark Cancer Treatment In Dallas

Elías Malaquías Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Cabaret combines the bang of a theatrical performance with the intimacy of a jazz club, and it's happening all over North Texas.

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