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6:54 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

From The Newsroom: Grounded Flights, Football Ethics And Podcast All-Stars

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: The weather may be nice in North Texas, but the blizzard in the Northeast has canceled more than 7,000 flights - a number of them from Dallas airports. 

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Texas News
6:37 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

NPR's Michel Martin To Tackle Football Ethics In North Texas

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Concussions, domestic violence, performance-enhancing drugs, and now “deflate gate.” With the Super Bowl just days away, football may be drawing more attention off the field than on.

NPR’s Michel Martin is in town to host an event about football and ethics at the Perot Museum Tuesday night and she sat down with KERA’s vice president of news Rick Holter.

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Texas News
11:04 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Accomplished Pianist Performs At Memorial Concert To Honor TCU's José Feghali

Adam Golka performed Schumann's Des Abends and Brahms' Ballade in B Major during a memorial concert for the late José Feghali.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Musicians and music lovers paid tribute Sunday to José Feghali, the internationally acclaimed Brazilian-born pianist who made Fort Worth his home for the last 30 years.

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KERA Newsroom
6:48 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

From The Newsroom: Dallas Students Ace The AP Exam; Why Home-Rule Fizzled Out

Jason Stift Shutterstock

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Black and Latino high schoolers in the Dallas school district pass Advanced Placement exams at a higher rate than any other district in the country. Also, we talk to the chair of Dallas' home-rule commission to talk about why the much-talked about effort to remake the school system fizzled out. 

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Texas News
1:37 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Texas Lawmakers Consider Boosting Earthquake Research

Lynda Stokes, the mayor of Reno, Texas, testified before the Texas Railroad Commission on Jan. 21, 2014, about her concerns with an increased number of earthquakes in the Azle/Reno area northwest of Fort Worth.
Marjorie Kamys Cotera Texas Tribune

State lawmakers are considering a nearly $2.5 million plan to help answer a pressing question in some Texas communities: Why does the ground keep shaking?  

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Friday Conversation
9:52 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Meet Ana Zamora, The Dallas 'Dreamer' Who Was A State Of The Union Guest

Ana Zamora (right) with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson
Department of Homeland Security Twitter/@DHSgov

Ana Zamora, a 21-year-old Dallas college student and part-time hotel receptionist, got an unexpected seat on a national stage this week. First Lady Michelle Obama invited her to her husband’s State of the Union speech in Washington, D.C. Zamora is a “dreamer." She was brought to this country from Mexico as a toddler and she’s set to graduate from Northwood University’s Cedar Hill campus this spring.

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KERA Newsroom
6:42 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

From The Newsroom: A New Leader For The UT System; Texas Cities As Arts Centers

William McRaven is the new chancellor of the University of Texas system. He used to lead the U.S. Special Operations Command.
UT Arlington

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: The new leader of the University of Texas system made a stop at UT Arlington today. We’ll also hear from a Dallas woman who fought the courts to teach an ancestral tradition: African hair braiding.  

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Texas News
1:58 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Isis Brantley On African Hair Braiding And Her 20-Year Court Battle

Isis Brantley owns the Institute of Ancestral Braiding in Oak Cliff.
Krystina Martinez KERA News

A Dallas businesswoman achieved a victory against the state of Texas this month when a federal court declared that rules that regulate businesses that teach African hair braiding are unconstitutional. 

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Texas News
11:40 am
Thu January 22, 2015

First Texas Execution Of 2015 Carried Out

Texas Tribune

A New Mexico man convicted for a drug-fueled triple murder in San Antonio in 1993 was executed on Wednesday, the first Texas inmate put to death under Gov. Greg Abbott, who was sworn into office on Tuesday.

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Texas News
9:05 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Dallas Housing Discrimination Case Takes Center Stage At U.S. Supreme Court

In Washington DC, visitors line up to enter the US Supreme Court. Oral arguments were heard Wednesday morning in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project.
Special to KERA News/Nicole LeBlanc

Update: Civil rights advocates say a Texas case that came before the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday could weaken the Fair Housing Act of 1968

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