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6:39 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

From The Newsroom: A Message To Teachers; Polishing 'The Golden Apple'

Nytesia Ross is from Tyler and recently performed at a nationwide poetry contest in Washington, D.C.
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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: A young North Texan uses slam poetry to send a message to teachers. Also, getting speakers for TED Talks was not always easy. And Lyric Stage in Irving revives the cult favorite musical, The Golden Apple.

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KERA Newsroom
6:45 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

From The Newsroom: Strides For The GED, Speed Writing A Novel

Dallas Public Library

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Dallas’ downtown public library unveiled plans today to make it the first in Texas with an official GED testing center. That will let 3,000 more students take the high school equivalency test each year.

And the secret of writing a novel in 30 days.

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KERA Newsroom
8:42 am
Wed October 29, 2014

From The Newsroom: Back In The Classroom Post-Concussion, Where's Dan Patrick?

We forget that those high-profile concussions sideline players from more than just the field. When it comes to high school football players who get hit hard, schoolwork can be a challenge.
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Today's top local stories from the KERA Newsroom: Lauren Silverman reports on an academic rehab program for concussion sufferers at Trinity Christian Academy. And Shelley Kofler looks into Republican Dan Patrick's recent "stealth campaign" tactics.

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KERA Newsroom
6:41 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

From The Newsroom: Second Nurse Ebola Free, History Of The Rebel Yell

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:Amber Vinson is now virus-free and returning home. Vinson spoke Tuesday at a press conference in Atlanta. She was transferred to Emory University Hospital on Oct. 15 after she tested positive for Ebola.

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KERA Newsroom
9:37 am
Tue October 28, 2014

From The Newsroom: Student Loan Woes, Alamo Artifacts

Student loan debt in Texas is less than the national average, per person. But we're having trouble paying them back.
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This morning's top stories from the KERA Newsroom: Texans have $70 billion in student loan debt, and they're notably delinquent in repaying student loans compared to other states. Producer Dianna Douglas explains. And we remember the Alamo with Phil Collins, who's donated his obsessive collection of artifacts to the state. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:40 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

From The Newsroom: Toyota Parties In Plano, Secrets Of Neiman’s Christmas Book

Pictured at the Toyota block party are Jim Lentz, Toyota CEO, Plano Olympian Nastia Liuken, Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere and Governor Rick Perry
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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Toyota gave Plano schools $1 million Monday and threw a block party for the public as it officially said hello to the city where it’s moving its North American headquarters. And Dallas-based Neiman Marcus has spent nearly a century selling some of the most extravagant holiday gifts on the planet. We peek into the history of the Christmas Book.

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KERA Newsroom
9:38 am
Mon October 27, 2014

From The Newsroom: Meet A Red State Woman; Study Ties Breast Cancer To Skirt Size

Edward Okpa and Republican Greg Abbott pose with Ronke Okpa, who helped raise funds for Abbott's campaign.
Ronke and Edward Okpa

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Ronke Okpa has emerged during this election cycle as a vocal member of Red State Women. We hear why the Nigerian-American electrical engineer is championing Greg Abbott for governor. And new findings out of the UK point to weight gain as a risk factor for breast cancer.

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KERA Newsroom
8:53 am
Fri October 24, 2014

From The Newsroom: Presbyterian After Ebola; New Plans For 508 Park

The new 508 Park will house an event space and an open art studio and gallery.

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: We hear from the chief nursing officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Cole Edmonson, who’s spent the last month facing the biggest challenge of his career. And the iconic building that sits at 508 Park Avenue in Dallas has been vacant for decades. This weekend is the space's dedication and a chance for the public to see what's in store. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:52 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

From The Newsroom: New CDC Travel Rules, Vinson's Family Shares News

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  The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The CDC has new travel guidelines for anyone entering the U.S. from a West African nation with an Ebola outbreak. And according to a statement from the family of Amber Vinson, Ebola can't be detected in her body and she’ll soon be transferred out of isolation. Emory University Hospital has not yet confirmed this. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:50 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

From The Newsroom: Students Talk DREAM Act, Bonnie and Clyde Set To Music

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Students at two very different high schools debate the DREAM Act. And the musical Bonnie and Clyde plays for the first time on a North Texas stage.

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