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KERA Newsroom
6:52 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

From The Newsroom: Prime Prep’s End; 50 Years Of Sculpture

Melvin Edwards, Steel Life 1985-1991.
Nasher Sculpture Center

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Troubled charter school Prime Prep has closed its doors after two years.

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KERA Newsroom
9:49 am
Fri January 30, 2015

From The Newsroom: Riding With Texas Muslims; Trinity Problems

Alia Salem, who leads the North Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Affairs, told a crowd, “You have to participate or this country will never represent you."
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Buses from across the state carried several hundred Texas Muslims to Austin yesterday. Doualy Xaykaothao was on one of those buses. She looks back on what turned out to be an intense day trip. And, a more complete history of Trinity River controversy. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:44 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

From The Newsroom: Heated Words At Texas Muslim Capitol Day, Smog Symposium

Protesters chant "Jesus" and "Go Home" on the seventh annual Texas Muslim Capitol Day, sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Hundreds of Muslim Texans traveled by bus to Austin for regular event that’s known as Texas Muslim Capitol Day. The goal: to learn about the political process and meet with legislators.

On the Capitol steps, the group was greeted by boisterous protesters.

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KERA Newsroom
9:48 am
Thu January 29, 2015

From The Newsroom: Smog Hearings; Portraying Alzheimer’s Patients In Hollywood

Neff Conner Flickr

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Arlington will be one of three stops for the EPA – the agency is holding public hearings on new federal rules to reduce smog.

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KERA Newsroom
6:50 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

From The Newsroom: Keeping Texas Educators Accountable; Recovering From Tragedy

Brad Bart The Texas Tribune

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: The federal government is cracking down on Texas educators for not having a statewide system for evaluating principals and teachers. 

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KERA Newsroom
9:18 am
Wed January 28, 2015

From The Newsroom: Football And Ethics; Digital Storefronts

NPR's Michel Martin moderated a talk between ex-NFL player Nate Jackson, Melani Ismail ('Football Wives') and Trinity Christian Acedemy runningback Nahshon Ellerbe.
Rick Holter KERA News

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:  Stella Chavez has a recap from last night’s discussion about football and ethics at the Perot Museum. And Lauren Silverman reports on a North Texas startup aiming to overhaul window display technology, which serves as a kind of two-way mirror into consumer tastes. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:38 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

From The Newsroom: Health Insurance At Tax Time, Prime Prep Problems

401(K) 2012 Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

There’s a new box to check on income taxes for 2014. For most folks, showing proof of health insurance will be as easy as checking that box.  Others will have extra forms to fill out.

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KERA Newsroom
6:54 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

From The Newsroom: Grounded Flights, Football Ethics And Podcast All-Stars

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: The weather may be nice in North Texas, but the blizzard in the Northeast has canceled more than 7,000 flights - a number of them from Dallas airports. 

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KERA Newsroom
9:21 am
Mon January 26, 2015

From The Newsroom: Remembering Feghali; Glaucoma Risks

Award-winning pianist Adam Golka played pieces by Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms to pay tribute to his teacher, Jose Feghali.
Selene Alba KERA News

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:  We hear music from a concert at TCU last night in honor of pianist Jose Feghali, the artist-in-residence lost to suicide last month. And in this week’s Vital Signs, Sam Baker talks to a doctor at Parkland Hospital about the second-leading cause of blindness. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:48 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

From The Newsroom: Dallas Students Ace The AP Exam; Why Home-Rule Fizzled Out

Jason Stift Shutterstock

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Black and Latino high schoolers in the Dallas school district pass Advanced Placement exams at a higher rate than any other district in the country. Also, we talk to the chair of Dallas' home-rule commission to talk about why the much-talked about effort to remake the school system fizzled out. 

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