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11:38 am
Fri February 27, 2015

From The Newsroom: Nudging Students To Apply For Financial Aid; Peanut Allergies

A new report on peanut allergies in the New England Journal of Medicine turns advice to young parents on its ear.
Anna Flickr

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Dallas County high school seniors missed out on $34 million in college grants last year, Stella Chavez reports; why one study suggests peanut butter as an important diet staple for babies though it used to be off limits. 

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Texas Standard
11:30 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Introducing A New News Program, Texas Standard, Starting Monday On KERA Radio

David Brown is the host of Texas Standard, a new statewide news program.
KUT/Current

In honor of Texas Independence Day, we’re launching a new program Monday on KERA 90.1 FM – it’s a daily radio newsmagazine with a Texas accent. 

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KERA Newsroom
7:05 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

From The Newsroom: Dallas Hackathon, United Way Women's Summit

hackNY.org Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Students from across North America will be in Dallas this weekend to “hack” in a GOOD way. Organizers say they don’t want to destroy software or cause trouble; it’s a competition to create.

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KERA Newsroom
8:30 am
Thu February 26, 2015

From The Newsroom: Reviewing 'American Sniper' Trial; Introducing New Film Festival

Stephenville took center stage during the so-called "American Sniper" trial.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: A look back at the “American Sniper” trial in Stephenville; and a preview of the inaugural DFW South Asian Film Festival in Plano.

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KERA Newsroom
10:24 am
Wed February 25, 2015

From The Newsroom: 'American Sniper' Verdict; Depression And Memory Problems

Some thought the 10 female and two male jurors would spend days deliberating, instead they spent an hour eating a late dinner, and another hour reaching their decision: Eddie Ray Routh is guilty.
Paul Moseley The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: The snow's not over, if North Texas weather makes good on this week's forecast; Doualy Xaykaothao reports from Stephenville; the link between depressive thoughts and memory deficiencies is solid, according to a new study. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:52 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

From The Newsroom: Science Of Snow Removal, The Cost Of No Bank Account

Beshef Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

With ice and snow all over this week’s forecast, a look at the big three techniques used to make roads passable.

And KERA’s series One Crisis Away: Inside A Neighborhood examines the cost of not banking.

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KERA Newsroom
9:52 am
Mon February 23, 2015

From The Newsroom: Ice Forecast; New Dallas Symphony Season

Sleet continues to fall in Plano.
Stella Chavez KERA News

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Don't assume anything is open, and stay home if possible anyway. A meteorologist expects we'll need to do the same tomorrow morning. And Jerome Weeks reports on three world premieres the DSO announced for next season. 

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KERA Newsroom
10:09 am
Fri February 20, 2015

From The Newsroom: GED Help; Plano's Measles Risk

It costs $135 to take the GED test, which went digital last year.
wyoguard Flickr

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Dallas-based Atmos Energy has started picking up the tab for GED test-takers. And we hear why medical officials scanning for potential measles outbreaks have their eyes on Plano. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:51 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

From The Newsroom: Landmark Day For Gay Marriage In TX, Growth Through Campaigns

Sarah Goodfriend (left) and Suzanne Bryant are Texas' first married same-sex couple. They were able to marry in Austin Thursday morning thanks to a court order. They're pictured here with their two daughters.
Goodfriend and Bryant KUT News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Two Austin women made history Thursday when a state district judge ordered the Travis County clerk to issue them a marriage license.

And Judge Tonya Parker of Dallas County’s 116th Judicial District Court explains why campaigning for office – win or lose - is a chance to grow. Particularly for young women.

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KERA Newsroom
7:03 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

From The Newsroom: Fare Wars, PTS Without The D

Duane Storey Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Virgin America announced Wednesday it’ll fly from Dallas to Austin for $39 dollars. That got the attention of Dallas-based Southwest, which built its business, in part, on that route.

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