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Friday Conversation
8:16 am
Fri August 1, 2014

From Staubach-Wannabe To Texas Monthly Editor: Brian Sweany On His Career So Far

Texas Monthly magazine editor-in-chief Brian Sweany.
Credit Texas Monthly

Two decades ago, a North Texas kid named Brian Sweany walked into the offices of Texas Monthly magazine as an intern. In the August issue that’s just hit newsstands, that kid is listed for the first time as editor-in-chief. Sweany chats with KERA’s vice president of news, Rick Holter, for this week’s Friday Conversation.

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KERA Newsroom
6:58 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

From the Newsroom: Life In A War Zone, A Different Picture Of John Wiley Price

Mariam Muhanna and her family.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The story of Richardson native Mariam Muhanna, who fell in love with a man from Gaza City. Last month, she traveled there to marry him. A week after their wedding, bombs destroyed parts of the city, killing four of her relatives. And a different look at John Wiley Price from a colleague and close friend.

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Texas News
6:11 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

A Friend Fleshes Out The Picture Of John Wiley Price: 'We Are All Stunned'

Credit Gerald Britt says County Commissioner John Wiley Price's arrest created an "incredible sadness" in the African American community.

A 107-page federal indictment of County Commissioner John Wiley Price and three others painted a picture of conspiracy, tax fraud, and nearly $1 million in bribes. Rev. Gerald Britt says that’s not the whole picture. Britt, who’s vice president for public policy at CitySquare, wrote an op-ed column in today’s Dallas Morning News about the case and sat down with KERA.

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KERA Newsroom
6:36 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

From the Newsroom: Fighting For His Life, Sharing Her Story

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

We check in on a doctor trained in Fort Worth who is a victim of the Ebola outbreak he was trying to battle. And an event supporting the immigrant children who have crossed the Texas border put a spotlight on a 13 year-old girl in the middle of that debate.

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KERA Newsroom
6:47 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

From the Newsroom: Videogames As Currency, The Alphabet As Weaponry

Gamers hard at play at Quakecon.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: From Donkey Kong to Grand Theft Auto, video-gaming is a serious business. And during QuakeCon Dallas is Game Central. And an unusual small exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art.

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Friday Conversation
6:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

SMU Law Dean Jennifer Collins On 'Moving The Needle'

Jennifer Collins is the first permanent female dean in the history of the Dedman School of Law.
Krystina Martinez KERA News

There’s a new face leading the top law school in North Texas for the first time in nearly two decades. Jennifer Collins becomes the first female dean of SMU’s Dedman School of Law at a challenging time. Fewer students are applying to law schools nationwide, competition is rising, and her predecessor, John Attanasio was ousted last year.

Fresh off a decade in North Carolina at Wake Forest, Collins sits down with KERA’s vice president of news, Rick Holter, for this week’s Friday Conversation.

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KERA Newsroom
6:53 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

From the Newsroom: Johnny Winter Remembered, Crossword Puzzles Decoded

Johnny Winter plays a show in Germany in 2011.
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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Texas blues and rock legend Johnny Winter died Wednesday in Switzerland at the age of 70. And a crossword explains how a team of expert puzzle-solvers played a major role in bringing World War II to an end.

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KERA Newsroom
7:05 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

From the Newsroom: Multimedia Magic, Fracking Friction

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Former Dallasite William Joyce made his name as a children’s book author. Now he’s teamed with another North Texas ex-pat, Brandon Oldenburg, to create a whimsical studio called Moonbot. And a nine hour marathon in Denton was focused on fracking. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:55 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

From the Newsroom: Health At The Border, Splitting His Summer

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

With 2,000 immigrant kids headed to Dallas County, state health officials have alerted the federal centers for disease control about conditions in the detention facilities. And a member of KERA’s Class of ’17 is spending a summer, divided.

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KERA Newsroom
7:06 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

From the Newsroom: An Army Of Volunteers, The View From Honduras

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Philanthropic North Texans are coming together to serve the 2,000 immigrant kids heading this way. And Alfredo Corchado of the Dallas Morning News went to Honduras to find out what drives a parent to pay a fortune to send a child on a dangerous thousand-mile journey that might end in failure.

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