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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 Signsa 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

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In today's All Things Considered local block from the KERA newsroom: Toyota will move its headquarters to Plano, so what does that mean for North Texas? Also, KERA’s Bill Zeeble begins the first of a two-part series on Dallas’s controversial “home rule” proposal to remake the school system.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? KERA 90.1 FM has launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Tuesday evening’s edition, which includes a look at the North Texas earthquakes that have been rocking the region, as well as a report about a new nontraditional procedure for asthma sufferers.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? KERA 90.1 FM has launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Tuesday morning’s edition, which includes a report about a new nontraditional procedure for asthma sufferers, and a look at the man who will probably be the new superintendent of the Irving school district.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? KERA 90.1 FM has launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Monday evening’s edition, which includes a look at winter weather affecting Thanksgiving air travel, the new superintendent for Irving ISD, and how new cholesterol guidelines are turning the focus to statin drugs.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? KERA 90.1 FM has launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Monday morning's edition, which includes a look at two musical tributes to President Kennedy that debuted in Dallas over the weekend. And in Vital Signs, we look at statin drugs that are at the center of a debate over new cholesterol guidelines.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? KERA 90.1 FM has launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Friday evening’s edition, which includes moving moments from the official JFK assassination 50th anniversary commemoration at Dealey Plaza. Also, hear from international journalists who poured into Dallas to chronicle the day.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? KERA 90.1 FM has launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Friday morning’s edition, which includes a preview of Friday’s President Kennedy ceremony at Dealey Plaza, remembering Jackie Kennedy’s last moments with her husband, and Dan Rather talks with KERA about covering the assassination 50 years ago.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? KERA 90.1 FM has launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Thursday evening's edition, which includes what to expect at the official Kennedy 50th anniversary commemoration. Also, a Dallas artist shares his memory of the moment Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald. Plus, legendary Texas newsman Dan Rather recalls Nov. 22, 1963.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? KERA 90.1 FM has launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Thursday morning's edition, which looks at musical tributes to President Kennedy. Also, Will Forte talks to our Big Screen team. 

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? KERA 90.1 FM has launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Wednesday evening's edition, which includes a profile of the wunderkind who composed the Kennedy 50th anniversary commemoration piece for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Also, hear from an eighth grader paying tribute to JFK through an award-winning essay. Plus, the NSA talks national security at SMU.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? KERA 90.1 FM has launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Wednesday morning's edition, which includes a look at the John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson relationship. KERA explores the day a presidency ended, and another began. Also, hear from a journalist about a small town, united in sorrow after the JFK assassination. Plus, the NSA talks national security at SMU.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? KERA 90.1 FM has launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Tuesday evening's edition, which includes a feature on the North Texas writers who are taking on the NaNoWriMo challenge. Also, famed architect Renzo Piano chats about his latest creation: the Piano Pavilion. We look to the skies later this month for what’s been dubbed the “Comet of the Year”, and we’ll hear from a North Texan who met and mourned President Kennedy – all in one day. 

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? KERA 90.1 FM has launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Tuesday morning's edition, which includes a look at how one new group in North Texas is trying to groom health technology startups for success. Also, we explore the hate letters that hundreds of Americans mailed to the city of Dallas following the JFK assassination. And a retired pastor, Rev. Zan Holmes, remembers a party for the president frozen in grief.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? KERA 90.1 FM has launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Monday evening's edition, which includes a look through the bag of hate mail the Dallas Mayor's office received after the Kennedy assassination. Also, hear from a North Texan who wasn’t even alive the day the President was shot about how the assassination colored her view of Dallas. And in Vital Signs, scientists in North Texas think they may have discovered a link between Alzheimer’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? KERA 90.1 FM has launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Monday morning's edition, which includes a look at a 93-year-old mother who remembers watching Air Force One arrive at Love Field on Nov. 22, 1963 in vivid color. Also, architect Renzo Piano talks about the ongoing Nasher Sculpture Center-Museum Tower battle. And in Vital Signs, scientists in North Texas think they may have discovered a link between Alzheimer’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? KERA 90.1 FM has launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Friday morning's edition, which includes an in-depth look at the $97 million vote -- how one voter was able to decide a huge project in Dallas. The Friday Conversation features artist Lauren Woods, who installed civil rights footage around the old "Whites Only" drinking fountain sign at the Dallas County Records Building. Also, do you want to ring the Salvation Army bell? There's an app for that.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? This month, KERA 90.1 FM launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Thursday morning's edition, which includes a discussion of “12 Years A Slave” in The Big Screen, and a look at how more than 1 million uninsured Texans are in healthcare limbo even with Obamacare.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? This month, KERA 90.1 FM launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Wednesday morning's edition, which includes details about Sen. Ted Cruz’s return to Texas, a look at why one North Texas woman wants to stay uninsured, and a commentary about the importance of free legal service in Dallas.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? This month, KERA 90.1 FM launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Tuesday morning's edition. We talk with one Texan who has waited more than 10 years to get health insurance but can’t manage to buy a plan at healthcare.gov. We take a look at Dallas art collectives. And Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott visits North Texas and defends new abortion restrictions that are being challenged in federal court this week.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? This month, KERA 90.1 FM launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Monday morning's edition. Early voting started today for the Nov. 5 elections – and it’s the first time you need a photo ID to vote. Also, an in-depth look at the race for the District 8 seat on the Dallas ISD school board – a race that could tip the balance regarding the district’s leadership.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? Last week, KERA 90.1 FM launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Friday morning's edition, which includes a look at the Nasher XChange, an effort to bring art to neighborhoods across Dallas; and a Friday Conversation with Brooks Gremmels and his connection to the East Texas town of Ben Wheeler, which has become a haven for arts and music.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? Last week, KERA 90.1 FM launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Thursday morning's edition, which includes an update on the end to the government shutdown, as well as Sen. Ted Cruz’s reaction; privacy concerns with electronic medical records; and in The Big Screen, a discussion of "The Fifth Estate," a movie about WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? Last week, KERA 90.1 FM launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Wednesday morning's edition, which includes details on the government shutdown, a story about the Nasher Sculpture Center's 10th anniversary and news about a new "starter" TollTag. 

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? Last week, KERA 90.1 FM launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Tuesday morning's edition, which includes a look at new technology to reduce operating room infections; Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst’s calls for Obama’s impeachment; and a conversation with former Republican party chair Tom Pauken on his uphill campaign for governor.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? Last week, KERA 90.1 FM launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Monday morning's edition, which includes a look at why engineers and environmental leaders are worried about Texas' aging dams; a Vital Signs discussion about Chiari malformation, in which part of the skull presses on the brain; and a review of "The Age of Picasso and Matisse" at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? On Monday, KERA 90.1 FM launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Friday morning's edition, which includes an interview with a Nobel winner with UT-Southwestern ties, details about Troy Aikman and the NFL concussion controversy, and a story about ostrich races at the State Fair of Texas.

Want to get clued into the region's most interesting stories in less than 10 minutes? On Monday, KERA 90.1 FM launched a twice-a-day local news segment from the KERA newsroom. The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Thursday morning's edition, which includes stories on companies that benefit from Obamacare and the future of drones in Texas. Plus, The Big Screen features a discussion about “City of Hate,” a film about Dallas in 1963 leading up to the Kennedy assassination.

Want to know the region's most interesting stories in under 10 minutes? On Monday, KERA 90.1 FM launched a twice-a-day local news segment called “KERA Newsroom.” The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below to listen to Wednesday morning's edition, which includes plans for a fast-moving bullet train from Dallas to Houston and a look at a North Texas art project called Make Art With Purpose that tries to promote healing and social change.

Want to know the region's most interesting stories in under 10 minutes? On Monday, KERA 90.1 FM launched a twice-a-day local news segment called “KERA Newsroom.” The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Click below for Tuesday morning's edition, which includes a look at what electronic medical records could look like in the future, and a tour of the Matisse and Picasso exhibit at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.

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Are you ready for more local news?

Starting today, KERA 90.1 FM launches a twice-a-day local news segment called “KERA Newsroom.” The 10-minute segments air weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. The station’s news website, KERAnews.org, also has gotten a makeover.

Expect news from across North Texas, with a focus on key topics: education, including the Class of 17 series; Breakthroughs, featuring health, science and technology advances; arts from the Art&Seek staff; and politics.

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