KERA News http://keranews.org en Using Art To Get Better http://keranews.org/post/using-art-get-better <p>The <a href="http://www.artandseek.org/organization.php?id=794">Crow Collection of Asian Art</a> has been expanding, adding a sculpture garden, moving its gift shop. It’s also expanded its mission. The art museum is addressing the links between art and health – and so is a brand-new art gallery in Deep Ellum.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:59:14 +0000 Jerome Weeks 53097 at http://keranews.org Using Art To Get Better From The Newsroom: Airline Earnings Soar; Aspiring Mariachis Go To Camp http://keranews.org/post/newsroom-airline-earnings-soar-aspiring-mariachis-go-camp <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:&nbsp;</strong></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">North Texas-based Southwest Airlines and American Airlines posted record earnings.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:50:37 +0000 Krystina Martinez 53072 at http://keranews.org From The Newsroom: Airline Earnings Soar; Aspiring Mariachis Go To Camp Construction "Pain" For Long-Term "Gain" With Horseshoe Road Project http://keranews.org/post/construction-pain-long-term-gain-horseshoe-road-project <p>Columns are sprouting, highways are being rerouted and displaced drivers are fuming.</p><p>Managers of the “Horseshoe” project, which is remaking part of downtown Dallas’ highway system, say the pain will eventually bring relief.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:10:03 +0000 Shelley Kofler 53096 at http://keranews.org Construction "Pain" For Long-Term "Gain" With Horseshoe Road Project Think: Teaching Parkinson's Patients To Talk http://keranews.org/post/think-teaching-parkinsons-patients-talk <p></p><p>People with Parkinson’s Disease struggle with movements that used to be automatic. That includes walking, blinking and speaking. Today on Think, a speech-language pathologist talked to Krys Boyd about a North Texas program that’s helping Parkinson’s patients regain the ability to speak.</p><p></p><p>Samatha Elandary says problems for Parkinson’s patients start with a shortage of dopamine in the brain.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:39:24 +0000 Stephen Becker 53089 at http://keranews.org Think: Teaching Parkinson's Patients To Talk Earnings for American and Southwest Airlines Soar http://keranews.org/post/earnings-american-and-southwest-airlines-soar <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">American Airlines announced its most profitable quarter ever today, and its first dividend since 1980. Southwest also had a record quarter, and announced a </span>companywide<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> bonus. It’s a good time to be an airline based in North Texas.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:36:16 +0000 Bill Zeeble 53095 at http://keranews.org Earnings for American and Southwest Airlines Soar UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe http://keranews.org/post/unicef-report-female-genital-mutilation-holds-hope-and-woe Women and girls are less likely to undergo female genital mutilation, or FGM, than 30 years ago. That's the encouraging news from a UNICEF report on the controversial practice, presented this week at London's first Girl Summit.<p>The rate has dropped in many of the 29 countries across Africa and the Middle East where FGM is practiced. In Kenya, for example, nearly half the girls age 15 to 19 were circumcised in 1980; in 2010 the rate was just under 20 percent.<p>But there's a sobering side to the report. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:15:00 +0000 editor 53091 at http://keranews.org UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe The Evolution Of The 'Esquire' Man, In 10 Revealing Covers http://keranews.org/post/evolution-esquire-man-10-revealing-covers This summer, <em>All Things Considered </em>has been exploring what it means to be a <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america">man in America</a> today — from a second look at popular notions of masculinity and men's style, to attitudes toward women — and how all those ideas have shifted over time.<p>There are few people more acquainted with those shifts than David Granger. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:04:00 +0000 editor 53093 at http://keranews.org The Evolution Of The 'Esquire' Man, In 10 Revealing Covers When One Size Doesn't Fit All: A Man's Quest To Find An Extra-Small http://keranews.org/post/when-one-size-doesnt-fit-all-mans-quest-find-extra-small <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=When+One+Size+Doesn%27t+Fit+All%3A+A+Man%27s+Quest+To+Find+An+Extra-Small&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MjcxMDEyMTY4NDQ0MzA5ZWJiNg004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:56:00 +0000 Viet Le 53094 at http://keranews.org Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations http://keranews.org/post/montana-senator-comes-under-fire-plagiarism-allegations Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat in February, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will likely be complicated by allegations of plagiarism, reported by <em>The New York Times</em>. It seems that in a paper Walsh submitted for his master's degree from the U.S. Army War College, long passages were borrowed without attribution. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:56:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 53090 at http://keranews.org The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging http://keranews.org/post/weird-underappreciated-world-plastic-packaging Like it or not, plastic packaging has become an ingrained part of the food system.<p>While it's clearly wasteful to buy salad, sandwiches and chips encased in plastic and then promptly throw that plastic away, we take for granted how it keeps so much of what we eat fresh and portable.<p>And behind many of those packages that allow us to eat on the go or savor perishable cookies or fish imported from the other side of the globe is a whole lot of science and innovation.<p>The plastic revolution in food packaging began in the 1960s, says Aaron Brody, a food packaging consultant and an adjunct pro Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:30:00 +0000 editor 53092 at http://keranews.org The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging