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Samantha Guzman

Associate Producer of Think

Samantha Guzman is the Associate Producer for "Think" and "Anything You Ever Wanted to Know." She also manages KERA’s internship program and curates content for the Think website, Twitter and Facebook account. Samantha has worked at KERA since May 2016.

Before working at KERA, Samantha served as an assistant instructor for the Heart of Mexico project and Foundry Photojournalism workshop. Samantha also worked as the photo and nutrition editor for Active.com.

Samantha is a graduate of the University of North Texas where she received a bachelor of arts in photojournalism and a master of arts in journalism. Samantha won a National Press Photographer Award for her work in Mexico and was awarded the MVP in student media award from the Mayborn School of Journalism.

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A majority of Texas voters believe gun laws should be more strict. That's according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

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Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz will join more than 25 members of Congress this weekend on another visit to the Rio Grande Valley.

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The U.S. House rejected a hard-line immigration bill Thursday afternoon -- despite support from Texas Republicans. The conservative measure was defeated 231-193.

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Governor Greg Abbott is launching a series of roundtable discussions focused on improving school security. Attendees for Tuesday's afternoon's discussion include two North Texas superintendents: Michael Hinojosa with the Dallas school district -- and Ricardo Lopez with Garland ISD.

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Dallas school district administrators are again trying to get a 13-cent tax increase before voters.

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There’s just something about a New York bagel. But what is it exactly? And can it be found outside of the city?

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Two of the nation’s busiest airlines, American and Southwest, are reporting fourth-quarter profits -- and they're predicting a strong start to the new year.The world’s biggest carrier, Fort Worth-based American Airlines, says it earned 258 million dollars in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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A federal civil rights lawsuit alleges Dallas County's bail system unfairly harms poor people -- and violates their constitutional rights.

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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by the state of Texas to preserve congressional and legislative districts -- that's after a lower court struck down the districts as racially discriminatory.

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Gov. Greg Abbott has given the Texas Education Agency a week to file a draft plan to fix long-standing violations of federal education law.

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A blast of arctic air is heading to North Texas -- just in time for New Year's Eve. Temperatures will dip below freezing Saturday night.

Hot dogs and buns are made for each other. But while hot dogs are traditionally sold in packs of 10, buns are sold in in packs of eight.

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The first rule of improv? Agree with everything. 

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Several businesses have sustained damage in a four-alarm fire that struck Denton's historic downtown square. The fire in downtown Denton appears to have started early this morning in a building that houses a market selling vintage items and other collectibles.

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A memorial service for Ruth Altshuler will be held Thursday at Highland Park United Methodist Church. The prominent Dallas philanthropist died last week, after complications from a broken hip. She was 93.

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Two Texas members of Congress — a Democrat and a Republican — spoke out for legislation to help so-called "dreamers." KERA’s Bill Zeeble explains why two typical opponents on immigration came together in downtown Dallas.

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A top curator at the Dallas Museum of Art resigned abruptly over the weekend, citing what he called inappropriate behavior. As KERA's Bill Zeeble reports, Gavin Delahunty was the DMA's senior curator of contemporary art. 

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Fort Worth Superintendent Kent Scribner spent Friday promoting two bond packages that voters will consider next month.

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The tiny town of Moran, Texas, is in the national spotlight. Moran, a couple of hours west of Fort Worth, is where the "bump stock" device is made. Bump stocks allow semi-automatic rifles to perform more like fully automatic weapons.

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The Texas Water Development Board is working on the state's first-ever flood plan. 

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The Austin City Limits music festival is offering refunds to anyone uncomfortable with attending this weekend's event. That follows the mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas.

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At one point, about 250 people were staying at Fort Worth's shelter for Hurricane Harvey evacuees. On Sunday, the count was down to about 50. Now, it's closed.

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Corpus Christi, just inland from where Hurricane Harvey landed last week, got another visit today from the President and the First Lady.

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Harvey evacuees have been making their way to North Texas. More than 500 spent last night at three Dallas city shelters.

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The Texas House overwhelmingly approved a plan to inject $1.8 billion dollars into Texas schools on Friday, in part by using a deferred payment. 

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On the heels of the Dallas Museum of Art’s blockbuster Mexico show, the Fort Worth Opera is going international for its next world premiere.  

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Dallas hosted the first Texas Latino Comic Con this past weekend, drawing comic book fans to the Latino Cultural Center in Deep Ellum. 

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The mayors of Dallas and Fort Worth took a trip down to Austin today to meet with the governor. Greg Abbott has been sitting down with mayors from across Texas as the Legislature works through his special session agenda.

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This summer, high school and junior high students are gathering at Southern Methodist University for week-long engineering camps.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in North Texas Tuesday.  He called for a return to more aggressive enforcement of drug laws. Sessions spoke at the annual DARE drug abuse prevention conference in Grapevine.

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