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It’s a big day for our very own Sam Baker. The local host of "Morning Edition" is marking his 25th anniversary at KERA.

The Pledge Patrol: KERA Staffers Share Their Stories

Feb 4, 2013

With KERA-90.1 FM's winter pledge drive winding down (don't forget to donate here!), it's the perfect time to look back at the personal stories that our radio personalities have shared over the last few days.

We had to start somewhere, so we asked all of 'em where they started: How they got in to broadcasting, and specifically public radio.

Like the U.S. overall, Texas is seeing more cases of pertussis or whooping cough – nearly 1100 people have come down with it this year. Six have died. 

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Many in the medical community favor breastfeeding for the physical benefits it offers both mother and child. But not every woman can do so. In this KERA Health Checkup, Kathy Chaney, a nurse and lactation consultant at Baylor University Medical Center, talks about alternatives for women who can’t or should not breastfeed.

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Many of us need more sleep than we know. In our KERA Health Checkup, Sam Baker talked with Dr.  Bradley Jones, an internal medicine physician at Baylor Medical Center at Irving, about problems associated with sleep deprivation and what to do about it.