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9:15 am
Tue September 2, 2014

From The Newsroom: Public School Overhaul; Private School Ratios

Counselor Danette Maldonado is preparing eighth graders at Burbank Middle School in Houston to decide their career paths, which is now a pre-req for high school.
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Top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: House Bill 5 could bring the biggest changes for Texas public schools in decades. We hear what students are responsible for now. And Bill Zeeble reports on a Dallas private school with a one-to-one student-teacher ratio and a price to match. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:46 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

From The Newsroom: State Fair Fare, Music At The Park

State Fair of Texas

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Fried shrimp and funnel cake beer is a winning combination in the eyes of a panel of judges at the State Fair of Texas. And classical music loving North Texans should mark their calendars for the first ever Dallas Symphony Orchestra simulcast on Sept. 13.

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8:44 am
Mon September 1, 2014

From The Newsroom: Fried Food Glory; Food And Drug Interactions

One of the finalists for this year's Big Tex Choice Award: "Twisted Texas Tacos" by Christi Erpillo.
State Fair of Texas

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: The State Fair of Texas will host its annual food competition today. Which fried confection will take the coveted Big Tex Choice Award? Also, food and drug interactions to watch out for in this week's Vital Signs.  

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6:40 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

From The Newsroom: Specialized Visas Wanted, ‘Pretty Woman’ Looks Good at 50

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Nearly a quarter of Texas business owners are foreign born. These entrepreneurs bring in billions, but getting here and staying here, is a challenge. And 50 years ago this month, Texan Roy Orbison recorded a song that made him a rock-n-roll legend

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11:01 am
Fri August 29, 2014

From The Newsroom: 'D' Turns 40; SMU Football Gets Safer Helmets

An exhibit at Klyde Warren Park shows portraits by 'D Magazine' staff photographer Elizabeth Lavin. 'The Dallas 40' - individuals who reflect how Dallas has changed over the past 40 years - is on newsstands now.

Top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:  D Magazine rolls out a different kind of Who's Who. And Lauren Silverman reports why the Mustangs will play their first game of the SMU season Sunday in helmets outfitted with ballistics-grade Kevlar.  

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6:41 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

From The Newsroom: School Finance Ruling, Farmer’s Market Redo

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

School districts are applauding the decision that could lead to an overhaul of the way Texas pays for schools. And just in time for peak squash and okra season, the Dallas Farmers Market is debuting a major renovation.

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6:42 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

From The Newsroom: First Week Attendance, Potentially Haunted Workspace

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

In many school districts, students keep trickling in days and even weeks after the first bell. And two local art curators had a vision: they wanted to create a place where artists could both live and work in Dallas. They found a house and possibly some unexpected house guests.

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KERA Newsroom
9:28 am
Wed August 27, 2014

From The Newsroom: High Stakes - Real And Fake

These computerized babies are just as unpredictable as the real ones.
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Top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: UT Arlington has a new way of orchestrating high-stakes scenarios to test nursing students.  And we look into an investigation of Dallas-based North American Spine.

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6:58 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

From The Newsroom: Hoop Dreams, Audio Visual Ambitions

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The wheelchair basketball team at UT Arlington known as the Movin’ Mavs have won seven national championships, but never with a women’s team. One player is determined to change that.

And a new project called the KERA Yearbook launches. As part our American Graduate initiative, we’re exploring the forces in teenagers’ lives that affect how they perform in high school, and whether they finish.

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9:56 am
Tue August 26, 2014

From The Newsroom: An Exoneree's Restraint; Back-To-School Stories

Michael Morton will sign his book 'Getting Life' tonight in Dallas.
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The top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Michael Morton spent 25 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. He explains what stopped him from chasing revenge. And we check in with kids at three North Texas schools who survived the first day yesterday.

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