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7:07 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Beware Of Mother Goose: 6 Horrifying Nursery Rhymes Decoded

Sing a Song of Sixpence, an eerie nursery rhyme where blackbirds are baked into a pie and a maid gets her nose cut off, has several dark readings.
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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.

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The High Five
8:25 am
Fri October 31, 2014

It’s The Last Day For Early Voting, But Leave The Halloween Mask At Home

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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.

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Friday Conversation
7:09 am
Fri October 31, 2014

'The Political Junkie' Dishes On The Midterm Races To Watch

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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.

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KERA Newsroom
6:39 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

From The Newsroom: A Message To Teachers; Polishing 'The Golden Apple'

Nytesia Ross is from Tyler and recently performed at a nationwide poetry contest in Washington, D.C.
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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.

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Texas News
2:23 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

After Plant Explosion, West Breaks Ground On New Schools

West ISD plans to build a new campus to replace middle and high schools leveled in April 2013.
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West, the Central Texas town devastated by last year's fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people, will be getting two new schools.

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The High Five
8:40 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Hackers Attack Cleburne Servers, Which May Be Linked To Controversial Dog Shooting

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the FBI is investigating a cyber attack on Cleburne, Sam Wyly gets into more trouble over selling art, gas prices keep falling in North Texas, and more.

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Texas News
6:11 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Rockwall Middle School Experiment Destroyed In Tuesday's Rocket Explosion

Orbital's Antares rocket crashed seconds after liftoff Tuesday night.
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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.

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Texas News
2:59 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Fort Worth Veterinarian Lou Tierce Indicted On Charges Including Animal Cruelty

Dr. Millard "Lou" Tierce.
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A Fort Worth veterinarian accused of animal cruelty was indicted by a Tarrant County grand jury today.

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Texas News
1:00 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

A Texas Health Care Worker Self-Quarantines After Returning From Sierra Leone

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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.

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The High Five
9:32 am
Wed October 29, 2014

UT-Arlington Graduate Threatens To Sue If Maine Enforces Ebola Quarantine

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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.

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