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The High Five

Most weekdays, KERA takes a look at five stories that have North Texas talking — newsy, buzzy tidbits that bring you up to speed on what's happening in Dallas-Fort Worth and across the state.  

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Keeping tabs on Perry's former aides; a new review in the Perot Museum discussion; Irving's One Man, One Vote at the Supreme Court and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Drug cartels loom over the Lone Star State, famine and feast define religion in DFW, the Mavs are itching to shave and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Grain accidents needlessly claim lives in the Lone Star State, Dallas throws a BIG party, Baylor’s Griner dunks for George W. Bush and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Little beer clinks bottles, the rebranding bug bites North Texas cities, fancy parking at DFW's Terminal A and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Our state flower, in short supply; Daniel Vaughan and the dawn of the pork beat; shifting attitudes toward gay marriage find religious conservatives in Texas embattled and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Bookish Coffee makes way for more beans, "drawing the black bean," the City of Dallas reminds its citizens there's no "BIG" without an "I," and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking (and they’re all about the NCAA Tournament, which kicks off today): Texas high school players rock the tourney, the Baylor Lady Bears are the bullies on the women’s side, kooky brackets are popping up like wildflowers and more.

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Five stories have North Texas talking: A Texas woman survives a different military battle, local cops fight crime in 140 characters, Cowboys fans brace for more yellow flags and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A fascinating new beginning for former information technology executive Ghassan Hitto, Mike Miles gets down to business on merit pay for DISD teachers, weird sounds from Carrollton and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A way-maker for Latino politicians, Billy Gibbons' lesser-known place in early psych-rock, KXT 91.7's live SXSW broadcast and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Irving teacher wants to get lost in space, DFW is population boom town, Lady Gaga has Dallas to thank for unconventional wheels and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: RGIII has ancient inclinations, executives in DFW are taking applications, UTA discovers an influential piece of literature and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking:  A road trip that’s lasted decades, U.S. states as high school stereotypes, a Dallas escape for local personalities and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: 3D ghouls and long-awaited movies at SXSW, a huge stack of bills in Austin, and more...

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: How events influence place, Plainview's march toward ghost town status after a major plant closed, the secret history of Dallas' black mayors and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas thieves target tailgates, Sesame Street’s Count von Count fills a tall order, Denton students rub elbows with music legends and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The one thing veterans can do to ensure claims go through, pocketknives on planes, Carly Rae Jepsen hangs up on the Boy Scouts and more.

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Five stories North Texas is talking about: Know the numbers and stories of the public schools in Dallas and beyond;  KERA's impending SXSW takeover, the Metroplex's creative class and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Taking inventory of Dallas' H.I.V. prevention efforts, The Relatives on growing up in Dallas, interpreting live music for the deaf and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Houston women catalyze inquiry into advanced breast cancer, a SEAL brother remembers Chris Kyle in the NY Times, Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm in the hot seat and more.

Good Job(s), Dallas: City Takes Top Spot On Forbes List

Feb 26, 2013
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas owns Forbes' list of cities where good jobs are waiting; Austin is still weird; a statewide ban on texting while driving is up for discussion again and more.

Uncounted, Unstoppable: The Working Poor

Feb 25, 2013
Redemption

Five stories that have North Texas talking: What our unemployed-without-assistance working neighbors do to get by; Texas' next (energy) generation needs, chat online with the police and more.

Texas Taps Into 'Philanthropub' Charity Bar Idea

Feb 15, 2013
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Alcohol for the good of man in Houston and Austin, the Carnival Triumph saga's "Sweet Home Alabama" postlude, Texas as the nation's political ground zero and more.

A Pre-Presidency LBJ, Chasing Bird With Letters

Feb 14, 2013
Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Young love in the mail, American Airlines and U.S. Airways down the aisle, preschool and poverty on The Takeaway and more.

Texas Powers Wind Energy Trend, Day By Day

Feb 13, 2013
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Running on wind, boosting the nation's minimum wage, domestic partner benefits possible for DART employees and more.

'Wait Wait...' Airs Gratitude to Texas

Feb 11, 2013
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Five stories that have North Texas taking:  The gut-busting news quiz show from Dallas, Republicans and social research, 'Psychology Today' on Texas mental health and more.

Texas Lobbyists And Lawmakers, All In The Family

Feb 8, 2013

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas government's close kinfolk, the Bush family gets hacked, parks from parking lots in Dallas and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Talks wind down in the potential American Airlines/US Airways merger,  Cowboys Stadium will host Chris Kyle's funeral, big rigs can't get a break and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Perry's sassy radio ad running on California stations; how leaders are helping erase the stigma of mental illness, the disappearance of Saturday mail service and more.

Justin Dehn / Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: An eight-hour deposition on video airs in the trial of  Ken Anderson, how one Dallas man lives through bipolar disorder, a Dallas 13-year-old was robbed at gunpoint and more.

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