The simple rhymes and songs we know courtesy of Mother Goose weren’t actually written for children. For the most part, nursery rhymes were composed by peasants in an exercise of solidarity. Themes in these rhymes range from infanticide to political treachery, and when you find out what most of these poems are really about, it can be downright scary.
Five stories that have North Texas talking: Don’t try wearing a mask when casting your early vote, the hidden story behind some of the creepiest nursery rhymes, the science of haunted houses, and more.
Today’s the last day for early voting in Texas. To celebrate the big day – and preview the even bigger day next Tuesday, KERA's vice president of news Rick Holter sat down with the man known as "The Political Junkie." Ken Rudin is a former NPR political editor who now runs the Political Junkie podcast and website.
The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: A young North Texan uses slam poetry to send a message to teachers. Also, getting speakers for TED Talks was not always easy. And Lyric Stage in Irving revives the cult favorite musical, The Golden Apple.
Tuesday night's explosion of a rocket bringing fresh supplies to the International Space Station destroyed valuable cargo and a number of scientific experiments -- including one from students at a Rockwall middle school.
A Texas nurse has agreed to self-quarantine at home after she returned from Sierra Leone earlier today. The nurse, who has not been identified, was working with Ebola patients in the West African country.
Five stories that have North Texas talking: A nurse and UT Arlington grad is pushing back against forced Ebola quarantines, Republican Dan Patrick has avoided the media in his campaign, what keeps affluent North Texans up at night, and more.