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KERA Newsroom
7:09 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

From The Newsroom: Employed And Hungry, The Evolution Of Diet

Courtney Collins KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The North Texas Food Bank reports clients today don’t fit the traditional stereotype. And dissecting the logic of the Paleo Diet.

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Business/Economy
5:48 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

North Texans With Jobs Are Going Hungry

The North Texas Food Bank serves 13 counties. Clients made more than 3 million trips to pantries last year.
Courtney Collins KERA News

North Texas is 91 million meals short. That’s how many breakfasts, lunches and dinners it would take to feed everyone in the region who’s hungry.

The North Texas Food Bank filled about two thirds of that void last year, and the traditional client is changing. In fact, more people with jobs are getting meals from food pantries than anyone else.

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KERA Newsroom
7:00 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

From The Newsroom: Perry Gets Booked, Couples Get A Memory Boost

Governor Rick Perry's mug shot.
Credit The Texas Tribune

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Governor Rick Perry turned himself in for booking at the Travis County Courthouse about 5 p.m. Tuesday. Supporters cheered as he spoke briefly at what sounded more like a political rally. And sleep and marital bliss might help you remember things.  

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KERA Newsroom
6:47 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

From The Newsroom: DART Connects To DFW, What’s Next For The Governor

DART dart.org

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The longest light rail system in the U.S. now connects to the largest airport in Texas. DART’s Orange Line has pulled into DFW station.

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Health/Science
6:42 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

If You Get Bitten By The Lone Star Tick, Beef Is Not For Dinner

A female Lone Star tick under the microscope at the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension.
Courtney Collins KERA News

A tiny Texas-themed tick can make you allergic to meat. And one expert says it could be the most common tick in North Texas.

Talk about irony: In the land of barbecue and meat lovers, the pest is called the Lone Star tick. One bite can mean no more beef, lamb, pork and more for years.

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KERA Newsroom
6:32 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

From The Newsroom: Ticks That Ruin Steak Dinners, Dogs Who Need Homes

Vials of Lone Star ticks, adults and babies.
Courtney Collins KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The story of a tiny tick that can ruin the appetites of burger lovers. And looking to add a furry friend to your family? Saturday would be a good day to adopt because fees are waived at more than 30 North Texas animal shelters during Empty The Shelter Day.

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Friday Conversation
7:00 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Tanya Habjouqa On Looking At The World Through A Different Lens

A photo from the "Occupied Pleasures" series. A woman is pictured using a tunnel to cross into Egypt for a wedding.
Tanya Habjouqa

Tanya Habjouqa sees things differently than the rest of us. She’s a photographer who was born in Jordan, raised in North Texas and now lives in the Middle East. Her images have appeared everywhere from the New York Times to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and she won a World Press photo award this year.

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KERA Newsroom
6:52 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

From The Newsroom: Exchange Student Buddies, Bitcoin-Loving Politicians

Arron Cao, 17, and Sam Wang, 16, just arrived from Shanghai, China. They'll be attending high school at International Leadership of Texas, a Garland charter school.
Stella M. Chávez KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Twenty new students are settling in at International Leadership of Texas, a Garland charter school. They just arrived from China and they’ll have existing student mentors. And for the first time this election season some candidates are accepting bitcoins as campaign donations.

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KERA Newsroom
6:56 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

From The Newsroom: Watch Repairing Grads, Forward Thinking Parents

Bill Zeeble KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

There’s a Fort Worth school that’s like no other, a world-class institution that teaches a handful of students how to repair the world’s most expensive watches. And why parents should start thinking about “the talk” when their kids are still in pre-school.

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KERA Newsroom
7:01 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

From The Newsroom: City Budget Talk In Dallas, The Evolution Of Stress

Drriss & Marrionn Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

A.C. Gonzalez is six months into his job as permanent Dallas city manager, and Tuesday, he’ll present his first official budget to the City Council which includes a bump for animal shelters and public libraries. Also, why stress was good for Neanderthals and not so great for us.

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