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9:11 am
Tue November 25, 2014

From The Newsroom: Travel Tricks; 'Generation One'

More than two and a quarter million passengers are expected to travel through DFW Airport before December 2.
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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: DFW Airport predicts this will be the busiest holiday season in its 40-year history. Lauren Silverman helps us out with some workarounds online. And Stella Chavez introduces us to a Plano high school student from Guatemala as part of our 'Generation One' series. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:52 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

From The Newsroom: Irving Quakes, Legal Aid For Vets

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Three earthquakes have rattled the Irving area in as many days. The first and largest was Saturday night, a 3.3 on the Richter scale centered near the old Texas Stadium site. 

And for the last four years, thousands of volunteer attorneys in Texas have provided free legal help to more than 13 thousand veterans and their spouses.

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KERA Newsroom
10:04 am
Mon November 24, 2014

From The Newsroom: Renewable Texas; Holidays With Diabetes

The windfarm at El Centro College generates enough energy to power 2,000 computers.
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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Pablo Arauz Peña started digging through an energy study from the Pew Charitable Trusts and ended up on a rooftop in downtown Dallas. And Sharon Cox, a dietitian with Parkland Hospital System, offers tips on keeping blood sugar down during Thanksgiving dinner. One: Go easy on the mashed potatoes.

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KERA Newsroom
8:25 am
Fri November 21, 2014

From The Newsroom: Sports Makes Hard News; More Bullet Train Talks

Tom Goldman covers sports for NPR. He finds a lot of people are surprised the network covers that beat.
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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: What we’ve learned about domestic violence and gay rights from sports headlines, in this week's Friday Conversation with NPR's Tom Goldman. The Dallas Museum of Art announces its latest acquisition. And Bill Zeeble explains why an express line from Dallas to Fort Worth isn't getting the same traction as the bullet train from Dallas to Houston.

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KERA Newsroom
6:38 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

From The Newsroom: Sharing Stories, Hitching A Ride Through Space

Multimedia artist Christopher Blay and his former professor pose after their recording inside the iconic StoryCorps mobile booth at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas.
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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The StoryCorps mobile booth opened Thursday in Dallas. A Fort Worth artist and the Dallas County Sheriff were among the first North Texans to share their stories. And zipping through the solar system, 310 million miles from Earth, a comet is carrying an invention by a North Texan.

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KERA Newsroom
6:43 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

From The Newsroom: Students On Book Suspensions, Mayor Talks Trinity Redo

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Highland Park High students weigh in on the controversy surrounding suspended school books. And Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings asks more than 100 people to join his effort to re-imagine the controversial Trinity Parkway, the nine-mile toll road planned for inside the Trinity River levees.

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KERA Newsroom
6:34 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

From The Newsroom: Dallas Snags Women’s Final Four, Pizza Hut’s Spicy Redo

Moriah Jefferson was a member of UConn's 2014 championship team.
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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Six months after it hosted the NCAA men’s Final Four, and a week after it was passed over for a future one, North Texas learned that the women are coming to town. And Pizza Hut introduces dozens of new flavors, ingredients and drizzles: think pretzel crust or balsamic swirls.

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KERA Newsroom
10:26 am
Tue November 18, 2014

From The Newsroom: Immigration In The Suburbs; Endangered Hunt

Brandy Salmeron and her father, Samuel, visit the Grapevine Community Outreach Center.
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This morning's top local stories from the KERA Newsroom: The second chapter of our American Graduate series Generation One takes Stella Chavez to the suburbs, to look at how immigration is transforming the Grapevine-Colleyville school district. And Doualy Xaykaothao checks in on the Dallas Safari Club's black-rhino hunt, which could get blocked by federal officials. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:46 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

From The Newsroom: Tollway Troubles, Jackpot Jubilation

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

After another setback last week, the proposed Trinity River tollway project could be in for a makeover.

And Marilyn Boldon, a Dallas woman, just cashed in a winning Powerball ticket worth more than $202 million.

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KERA Newsroom
8:56 am
Mon November 17, 2014

From The Newsroom: Latino Leadership; Diabulimia

Eugenio Trevino's one of several hundred Latino high school students in Dallas for the past few days attending the National Hispanic Institute's annual gathering.
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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: At a conference for Hispanic teens, Bill Zeeble talks with a pair of students from McAllen about stereotypes of South Texas and cultural pride. And in this week's "Vital Signs," we look at a special risk for Type One diabetics prone to eating disorders: they need insulin to survive, but they’ll take less or none at all to avoid weight gain. 

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