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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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In today's Morning Edition local block from the KERA Newsroom: The Continental Pedestrian Bridge Park officially opened yesterday, spanning the Trinity River. And kids who showed up at the opening yesterday could work on crafts and learn together. Stella Chavez reports its part of an effort to stave off what teachers call the “summer slide.”  

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In today's All Things Considered local block from the KERA Newsroom: 

Dallas will not host the 2024 Summer Olympics, but four other U.S. cities are still in the running. But Big D is very much in the mix as the city to host the 2016 Republican National Convention, and some say Dallas' ability to raise millions is a big reason why.

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Today in the Morning Edition local block from the KERA Newsroom:  Dallas teachers hope a court hearing today will stop the home-rule effort designed to change the way the school district operates. And Lily Cabatu Weiss trained many of the best dancers in North Texas - she's stepping away from the barre at Booker T. Washington High School. 

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In today's All Things Considered local block from the KERA Newsroom: 

The actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee died today at the age of 91. The legend of stage and screen formed a long-lasting friendship with an impressionable producer in Dallas. 

And committee members scoping out Dallas as a potential site for the 2016 Republican National Convention tour the American Airlines Center.

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Today in the Morning Edition local block from the KERA Newsroom: The Bruce Wood Dance Project will do justice to the late choreographer's work tonight and tomorrow at Dallas City Performance Hall. And a former member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Ernest McMillan, recalls how taken aback he was by the hate in his way. 

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In today's All Things Considered local block from the KERA Newsroom: 

Dallas is on the short list of sites to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. And today, the committee landed in Dallas for a three day tour.

And a pair of Dallas Republicans could be in the mix to take one of the top jobs in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Jeb Hensarling’s name emerges as a possibility for House Speaker if John Boehner decides to step down. And Big D tries to woo the Republican National Convention as the site selection committee spends several days in Dallas.

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Today in the Morning Edition local block from the KERA Newsroom: How earthquakes in Reno and Azle are interrupting the lives of people who call those towns home.  Doualy Xaykaothao introduces our series “What’s Behind the North Texas Quakes?” with Barbara Brown’s story. And Stella Chavez reports on a tech-savvy Richardson teacher honored by PBS. 

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In today's All Things Considered local block from the KERA Newsroom: 

The connection between the African American community and aggressive, late-stage cancer is troubling. So North Texas survivors lean on each other, and fight to change the odds.

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Today in the Morning Edition local block from the KERA Newsroom:  In this week's Vital Signs, why table salt is better than sea salt for pregnant women. And a new choice of words for the Texas Republican Party doesn't eliminate condemnation of homosexuality. Shelley Kofler reports from this weekend’s state GOP convention in Fort Worth.

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