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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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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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Seven candidates — three internal and four from outside Texas — interview this week with the hopes of becoming the next chief of the Dallas Police Department.

Candidates begin a three-day interview process today with a tour of police facilities and parts of Dallas as well as a reception with community stakeholders.

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President Donald Trump has tapped another Texan for a high-ranking job. The White House announced on Thursday former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison will become the next U.S. NATO Ambassador. Her appointment comes at a time when the president demanded that NATO member nations spend more on defense.