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12:13 pm
Tue January 23, 2001

Public Policy and the Diabetes Epidemic

Dallas TX – Bill Zeeble , KERA 90.1 reporter: Lobbyists and others who try to squeeze money out of the government to fight the so-called ?good fights? - against hunger or deadly diseases - admit the system can be tough.

Mike Mawby, Vice President of Government Relations, American Diabetes Association: It?s inherently resistant to efforts to establish priorities, with a few glaring exceptions, like the AIDS and breast cancer communities, which have done tremendous jobs of organizing their support in Congress.

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11:48 am
Mon January 22, 2001

"Message Boards", A Commentary

Dallas, TX – During my employment with a dot com, I developed an addiction to internet message boards containing information, gossip, and lies about my employer. It was like a cyber soap opera, with each office's dirty laundry hung online for the whole world to see. My gateway message board was on the Yahoo Finance page. It was there that checking my company's stock price and message board became a daily ritual.

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4:53 pm
Thu January 11, 2001

EPA TENTATIVELY ACCEPTS CLEAN AIR PLAN

DALLAS – Suzanne Sprague, KERA 90.1 Reporter: Some local officials call it the ring around the bathtub: the grimy haze that envelopes Dallas and Fort Worth during peak periods of air pollution, like the summer ozone season or even the morning commute. It's caused by nearly 600 tons of nitrous oxide, or NOx emissions, that are dumped into our air every day. But Greg Cooke, the Regional Administrator with the EPA, says those emissions could be cut almost in half with the help of a plan initially approved by his agency yesterday.

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10:26 am
Thu January 11, 2001

"Fred", A Commentary

Dallas, TX – On a cold evening just before Christmas, Lindon's ancient Terrier dog Fred obeyed the call of his ancestors, tottered out the back door and down the driveway, and disappeared without a trace. We combed the neighborhood until midnight and all the next day. Lindon sat awake all night, opening the back door every few minutes, just in case Fred came home.

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11:25 am
Mon January 8, 2001

Escapees Elude Texas Authorities

DALLAS – Suzanne Sprague, KERA 90.1 Reporter: They've been dubbed the Malevolent Seven, at least by the foreign press, after pulling off an unusually well-organized escape from a medium-security prison in Kenedy. The group overpowered civilian workers in the Connally Unit's maintenance shop shortly after lunch on December 13th. They stole a guard's uniform and some civilian clothes before driving away in a state-owned truck, armed with about sixteen guns and decades of violent crimes between them.

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11:32 am
Thu December 28, 2000

Legislators vow to address transportation crisis

DALLAS – [Ambient traffic noise.]

Suzanne Sprague, KERA 90.1 Reporter: Gridlock traffic is a fact of life shared by millions of North Texans every day.

[Ambient sound: People in cars yell, "I don't know what's going on," and "It's terrible," as horns honk.]

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1:51 pm
Tue December 12, 2000

Fledgling Legend Airlines Lives Another Day

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9:55 am
Mon December 11, 2000

DMA Strives for Acclaimed Media Arts Collection

DALLAS – Suzanne Sprague, KERA 90.1 Reporter: Dallas artist Nic Nicosia had been a photographer for two decades before he began making films six years ago.

Nic Nicosia, Photographer and Filmmaker: Doing a still photograph became a simple process and it wasn't very rewarding. And anyone who knows anything about making motion pictures knows it's never an easy process.

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11:40 am
Wed December 6, 2000

Oak Cliff Group Wants Eco-Park

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    3:11 pm
    Thu November 30, 2000

    Rural areas are new battlegrounds for environmental justice fights

    NORTH TEXAS – Suzanne Sprague, KERA 90.1 Reporter: Mary Jean Bridgefarmer has lived in her house near Highway 380 in Collin County for 40 years. She and her late husband raised a family among the farms of this once-quiet area 30 miles north of Dallas and watched as it became increasingly crowded with industry and traffic.

    [Ambient sound: highway noise]

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