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KERA Newsroom
7:11 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

From The Newsroom: First Thanksgiving Foods, Scene-Stealing Witch

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without turkey, mashed potatoes and pecan pie. Which might come as a surprise to the people invited to the first Thanksgiving dinner. And a haunting fairy tale set in modern day Russia plays at Undermain Theater.

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KERA Newsroom
6:52 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

From The Newsroom: Irving Quakes, Legal Aid For Vets

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Three earthquakes have rattled the Irving area in as many days. The first and largest was Saturday night, a 3.3 on the Richter scale centered near the old Texas Stadium site. 

And for the last four years, thousands of volunteer attorneys in Texas have provided free legal help to more than 13 thousand veterans and their spouses.

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KERA Newsroom
6:55 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

From The Newsroom: Rock Lottery, NorthPark Trains

Nevada Hill is an influential Dallas artist and musician who turned down an offer to be the beneficiary for Rock Lottery 13.
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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

There’s a show Saturday night at Dan’s Silver Leaf in Denton, featuring five bands no one’s ever heard. It’s Rock Lottery, an event founded in 1996 that mixes up local musicians to form new groups. And the Trains at NorthPark take you from Dallas to NYC in just a few minutes.

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Arts
6:49 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Trains At NorthPark Take You From The Golden Gate To The Cadillac Ranch

The Perot Museum is a new addition to the trains at NorthPark;
Courtney Collins KERA News

It’s hard to picture classic holiday toys without imagining a shiny, electric train.  Multiply that vision by 100, and you’ll get an idea of the annual tradition known as the Trains at NorthPark.

It’s one of the few places you can take a train ride from San Francisco to New York in just a couple minutes.

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Friday Conversation
6:15 am
Fri November 21, 2014

NPR Does Sports? Tom Goldman On The Social Issues Beyond The Scoreboard

Tom Goldman says issues-based sports reporting is fascinating and continues to evolve.
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If anyone still thinks the sports world is just about the scoreboard, they haven't been watching too closely.

Correspondent Tom Goldman chronicles the sports world for NPR.

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KERA Newsroom
6:38 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

From The Newsroom: Sharing Stories, Hitching A Ride Through Space

Multimedia artist Christopher Blay and his former professor pose after their recording inside the iconic StoryCorps mobile booth at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas.
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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The StoryCorps mobile booth opened Thursday in Dallas. A Fort Worth artist and the Dallas County Sheriff were among the first North Texans to share their stories. And zipping through the solar system, 310 million miles from Earth, a comet is carrying an invention by a North Texan.

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KERA Newsroom
6:43 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

From The Newsroom: Students On Book Suspensions, Mayor Talks Trinity Redo

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Highland Park High students weigh in on the controversy surrounding suspended school books. And Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings asks more than 100 people to join his effort to re-imagine the controversial Trinity Parkway, the nine-mile toll road planned for inside the Trinity River levees.

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KERA Newsroom
6:34 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

From The Newsroom: Dallas Snags Women’s Final Four, Pizza Hut’s Spicy Redo

Moriah Jefferson was a member of UConn's 2014 championship team.
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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Six months after it hosted the NCAA men’s Final Four, and a week after it was passed over for a future one, North Texas learned that the women are coming to town. And Pizza Hut introduces dozens of new flavors, ingredients and drizzles: think pretzel crust or balsamic swirls.

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KERA Newsroom
6:46 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

From The Newsroom: Tollway Troubles, Jackpot Jubilation

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

After another setback last week, the proposed Trinity River tollway project could be in for a makeover.

And Marilyn Boldon, a Dallas woman, just cashed in a winning Powerball ticket worth more than $202 million.

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KERA Newsroom
6:45 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

From The Newsroom: Keynote Of Facing Race, Viral Buzz And Backlash

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Civil rights activist and singer Bernice Johnson Reagon was the key-note speaker Friday Night at Facing Race, a conference of inter-generational activists, students, and teachers working towards racial justice in the U.S.

And a look at the curious case of Alex from Target.

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