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Top Stories: Using Improv To Help Fight Dementia; The History Of The Hot Dog

Dec 27, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News: 

The first rule of improv? Agree with everything. 

Someone says the sky is purple? Sure. Aliens are invading? Why not. Whatever comes your way, you roll with it. Art&Seek intern Miguel Perez talked with a new North Texas comedy group that's using this concept -- to help caregivers of people with dementia

Other stories this evening: 

  • Texas factory activity showed strong growth this month. That’s according to a manufacturing survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Several measures have reached 11-year highs -- that includes the production index and the new orders index. 
  • Hot dogs and buns are made for each other. But a North Texan recently noticed a major flaw in their relationship. Andrew in Westlake asked about it on KERA’s weekly call-in show, “Anything You Ever Wanted To Know.” To get the answer, KERA's Samantha Guzman dove into a bit of hot dog history

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