Every weekday morning and evening, KERA airs an extended local news report. Hosted by Sam Baker at 8:20 a.m. and Justin Martin at 6:20 p.m., the segment focuses on the latest in education, health, science, technology, arts and politics in North Texas. Special features include Breakthroughs reports on advances in health, science and technology; Vital Signs, a weekly conversation about personal health;American Graduate stories about the journey to graduation; the weekly movie chat The Big Screen; and in-depth interviews of The Friday Conversation.
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: After months of refusing to endorse Donald Trump, Texas Senator Ted Cruz switched gears. On Friday, Cruz announced he'll be voting for the Republican nominee.
The top local stories this morning from KERA News: There were no arrests last night during a peaceful march against police brutality in downtown Dallas. The march was organized by the Next Generation Action Network, the same group that organized what started as a peaceful march in July.
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The eight largest cities in Texas now have Latinos at the helm of school districts there. As KERA’s Stella Chavez reports, not one of them is female.
The top local stories this morning from KERA News:
Millennials could make up nearly half of the record 27 million Hispanic eligible voters. Yet Texas lags in Hispanic voter turnout. That was the point of discussion yesterday at a policy forum in Dallas.
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The Bush Institute hosted some Texas mayors and superintendents to talk about education, and a new online tool that looks at education data from more than 100 cities.