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Rick Holter

Vice President of News

Rick Holter is KERA's vice president of news. He oversees news coverage on all of KERA's platforms – radio, digital and television. Under his leadership, KERA News won 24 awards last year -- including a George Foster Peabody Award as part of NPR's winning entry on coverage of Ebola.

Rick returned to Dallas in 2012 after six years at NPR, where he edited the shows Weekend All Things Considered and Day to Day, and supervised the Digital News operation. Before that, Rick spent 15 years at The Dallas Morning News, after editing stints at what was then the St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times) in Florida and the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C.

He’s collected honors including USC-Getty Arts Journalism Fellowships in 2005 and 2011, a National Headliners Award (2010), a NLGJA Award (2009) and numerous newspaper design awards. He also edited and designed a Pulitzer Prize-winning feature series (1992). A graduate of the University of Maryland, he grew up on a dairy farm in Middletown, Md.

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Two-and-a-half million Americans are considered the "working poor" -- that's the highest that number's been in at least the last two decades, says Pulitzer Prize winner David Shipler, who joins Krys Boyd on Think today at 1 p.m. Shipler wrote the book The Working Poor: Invisible In America. The public radio show Marketplace recently took an intriguing look at day-to-day life for these people. A couple of the choicest cuts: Kids often are charged with chipping in, and families sometimes even split up just to make ends meet.

Under Rick Perry, the state provides $19 billion a year, a New York Times analysis finds.

The new Perot Museum of Science and Nature is tough to avoid in these parts, with its opening Saturday and the weeks  of coverage leading up to the big debut. But one of the coolest products just arrived: a time-lapse video showing the construction of architect Thom Mayne's landmark building.

The city of Dallas and AT&T are pairing up to build a golf course near Loop 12 and I-45, the Dallas Morning News reports. Their goal: A PGA-quality course that might just take over the Byron Nelson Championship, which has been played in Las Colinas for nearly 30 years.

Dallas-Fort Worth tops 'Forbes' magazine's list of cities where the biggest number of Americans are moving. And that's not the only good news for Texas: Austin lands at No. 3, Houston at No. 5 and San Antonio at No. 8.

Dallas Film Society

Larry Hagman, the actor who played the iconic J.R. Ewing in the TV series Dallas, died Friday after a battle with cancer in the city where he was filming the series’ revival for TNT. (The show starts its second season Jan. 28.) Hagman was 81, and he had a lasting impact on folks around the world, including KERA’s Rick Holter.

Peter Walker, the landscape architect for the Nasher Sculpture Center, weighs in on the controversy between the Nasher and the nearby Museum Tower. Charles A. Birnbaum, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Cultural Landscape Foundation, talked to Walker for the Huffington Post.

Interstate 10 has reopened near Beaumont after a 100-vehicle Thanksgiving-morning wreck that killed two and sent more than 50 people to the hospital. Police blamed fog.

Judge Says RIP, Hostess

Nov 21, 2012

Twinkies may be built to live forever, but a federal bankruptcy judge put the final nails in the coffin for Irving-based Hostess Brands today. The move clears the way for the Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos to go on the auction block.

Jerome Weeks / KERA

We may be on the cusp of winter, but things are pretty fiery in the demilitarized zone of the Dallas Arts District that lies between the Nasher Sculpture Center and Museum Tower.

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