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Top Stories: Lots Of Holiday Travel Expected; The 'Physicianeers' Of Health Care

Nov 22, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Travel experts are expecting a lot more people trying to get around this Thanksgiving.

A U.S. airlines trade group predicts that around 28.5 million Americans will fly over the holiday, an increase of 3 percent over last year. Officials at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport say they are expecting to serve more than 7.5 million customers throughout their peak winter travel season.

Officials say that the Sunday after Thanksgiving will be the busiest travel day, with about 2.9 million people flying nationwide.

Other stories this morning:

  • Today marks the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas in 1963. 
  • Solving America’s health care crisis will mean taking a brand new approach to medical education. That’s the thought at Texas A&M, which will become the first university in the country to fully integrate engineering into all health-related disciplines. As part of KERA’s Breakthroughs project, Lauren Silverman looks at the role of “physicianeers” in designing better health care.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.