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6:43 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

From The Newsroom: A Lost Bid For DISD; Ugly Christmas Sweater Love

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop is located on Mockingbird Lane and Abrams in East Dallas.
The Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop Facebook

Local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: DISD lost a bid this morning to consolidate its offices into one building. Also, Dallas County's incoming district attorney talks about regrets, and a look at the ugly Christmas sweater trend.

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KERA Newsroom
9:38 am
Fri December 19, 2014

From The Newsroom: Dallas' Incoming DA Speaks Up, One 'Nutcracker' Carries Weight

The Tuzer Ballet Company's 'Nutcracker' opens tomorrow.
Sharen Bradford

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:  District Attorney-elect Susan Hawk is the only Dallas Republican to win countywide this election year and will be the first woman in the job. She joins us for this week’s Friday Conversation. And we hear why Richardson’s Tuzer Ballet Company members feel a bit somber as they undertake a 30th anniversary production of The Nutcracker this weekend.

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KERA Newsroom
6:56 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

From The Newsroom: Grieving Families Speak; Millenials On Consumerism

Jose Velasquez holds a family photo. He is a relative of one of the workers who died in last week's Downtown Dallas fire.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Family members of the three men who died in last week's downtown fire want answers. Also, how Millenial attitudes are changing consumer spending, and a Fort Worth art exhibit captures the gritty style of New York artists in the 1980's.

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KERA Newsroom
9:29 am
Thu December 18, 2014

From The Newsroom: A Year of 'Boyhood'; Moviegoers Sound Off On 'Interview' Cancel

Stephen Becker and Chris Vognar agree 'Boyhood' was the film of 2014.
'Boyhood'

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Movie-goers tell Doualy Xaykaothao what they think about Sony Pictures' decision to cancel the Christmas Day release of The Interview, a comedy about the attempted assassination of North Korea’s leader. And our Big Screen team reveals their choice for film of the year.

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KERA Newsroom
6:47 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

From The Newsroom: Eric Williams Sentencing; Adult Literacy In North Texas

The murders of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McClelland and his wife Cynthia occured last year. The county's assistant DA was also killed.
Bill Zeeble KERA

Local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Eric Williams has been sentenced to death for the killing of Cynthia McClelland, the wife of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McClelland. Also, why immigration is only one factor in the changing demographics of the U.S. And we'll hear from one man who learned how to read at age 51, and how adult literacy is still a problem in North Texas.

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KERA Newsroom
8:25 am
Wed December 17, 2014

From The Newsroom: Work Post-Retirement Age; Abbott Gets Ready To Be Governor

Last time we talked to Shirley Martin, she was working 19 hours a week at the Salvation Army.
Dane Walters KERA News

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Bill Zeeble checks in with governor-elect Greg Abbott; Courtney Collins catches up with Shirley Martin of our One Crisis Away series on asset poverty and finds her greeting customers at Walmart five days a week at age 73.

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KERA Newsroom
6:53 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

From The Newsroom: Greg Abbott In Arlington; Kudos For Stevie Ray Vaughan

The Texas Tribune

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Governor-elect Greg Abbott was in Arlington today to talk to local lawmakers about the upcoming legislative session. Also, the American Graduate series Generation One continues with how one Chinese student is adjusting in the United States. And finally, Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble are in the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame.

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KERA Newsroom
11:43 am
Tue December 16, 2014

From The Newsroom: Teacher Pay; High School From Shanghai To Garland

Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles wants to reward teachers based on outstanding performance, not experience.
Sujata Dand KERA News

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Teen girls from different countries bond over Emily Dickinson while learning English at a Garland charter school. First, though:  Dallas teachers face an important deadline next month - a key step in the overhauled evaluation system the superintendent introduced this fall. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:50 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

From The Newsroom: Grading Dallas Teachers; Dramatic Immigrant Stories

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Local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: The deadline is approaching for the new evaluation system the Dallas school district has put in place for teachers. Also, Dr. Kent Brantly talks about how hospitals can ease the stigma of healthcare workers who help fight Ebola in West Africa. 

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KERA Newsroom
9:40 am
Mon December 15, 2014

From The Newsroom: Why School Schedules Matter; Diabetes And Mental Decline

Most periods at Wyatt High School in Fort Worth last twice as long other high schools in the district.
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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: ​Bill Zeeble reports on the merits of block scheduling as described by teachers and students. And we hear in this week's "Vital Signs" why people diagnosed with diabetes in their 50s are significantly more likely than others to suffer mental decline by their 70s. 

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