KERA Newsroom

Every weekday morning and evening, KERA airs a 10-minute segment of local news. Hosted by Sam Baker at 8:20 a.m. and Justin Martin at 6:20 p.m., the report focuses on the latest in education, health, science, technology, arts and politics in North Texas. Special features include Breakthroughs reports on the cutting edge of health, science and technology; Vital Signsa consumer health series; American Graduate stories about the world of education; the weekly movie chat The Big Screen; and in-depth newsmaker interviews of The Friday Conversation

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

A world premiere from the king of choral music, John Rutter, debuts in Dallas Sunday night.

And bad news today for the folks in Denton who voted to ban hydraulic fracturing last fall.

City Design Studio

The top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Yesterday, the Dallas city council voted to approve the new recommendations for the Trinity Parkway. That vote did not come without some confusion, counter amendments and accusations of political maneuvering. 

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

There’s a new after-school club in Denton ISD where kids can play computer games. But they’re not just staring like zombies into screens; they’re learning to write code.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Texas leads the nation in converting farms to urban land which means fewer young people are growing up on small and midsize family farms in Texas than a generation ago. But in one Dallas neighborhood, farming is alive and well.

City Design Studio

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings' "dream team" of designers and planners unveiled their recommendations for the Trinity Parkway, which is quite different from the project's original plan. 

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Why would the Dallas Zoo be on a hospital’s speed dial? Because it happens to have one of the country’s largest supplies of anti-venom.

And the dollar is creeping up on the euro, trading nearly one-to-one, which may entice some to travel.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Today, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will unveil new design recommendations for the Trinity Tollway, made by a team of designers and urban planners he put together. BJ Austin reports on how big a role the toll road will play in next month's city council elections

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

All three museums in the Dallas Arts District staged a public, participatory artwork in front of the Nasher Sculpture Center in solidarity with an arrested Cuban artist.

DART

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: A new streetcar line is running again in Oak Cliff after a half-century absence. 

Gus Contreras / KERA Special Contributor

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: It's the home-opener for the Texas Rangers in Arlington, and a giraffe calf is born at the Dallas Zoo.

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