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Dallas, TX

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News for North Texas, reports and opinion from KERA staff and freelance commentators.

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Top Stories: Texas Senators Cruz And Cornyn To Visit Detention Centers On The Border

6/22/2018
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The top local stories this morning from KERA news: Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz will join more than 25 members of Congress this weekend on another visit to the Rio Grande Valley.

Duration:00:07:09

'Delta Epiphany': Robert Kennedy's Vision For America Was Shaped By His Trip To Mississippi

6/22/2018
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The drama on the U.S.-Mexico border the last few weeks has eerie echoes from a half-century ago, when then-U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy went to Mississippi. What he saw — brutal poverty, especially among children — sparked what historian and author Ellen Meacham calls a " Delta Epiphany ."

Duration:00:04:43

Top Stories: U.S. House Rejects Immigration Bill; There's A New Tiny Radio Station In Denton

6/21/2018
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The top local stories this evening from KERA News: The U.S. House rejected a hard-line immigration bill Thursday afternoon -- despite support from Texas Republicans. The conservative measure was defeated 231-193.

Duration:00:09:27

Top Stories: Mayors From Across US Gather In Texas To Address Separation Of Families

6/21/2018
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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Although President Donald Trump has signed an executive order ending the separation of families that cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, the controversy over the treatment of children who have already been detained continues.

Duration:00:07:10

Texas Democrats To Hash Out Platform, Rally For Midterms At Convention In Fort Worth

6/21/2018
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Thousands of Democrats will gather in Fort Worth starting Thursday afternoon for the Texas Democratic Party Convention.

Duration:00:04:02

North Texans Still Planning To Protest Saturday At Detention Centers Along Border

6/20/2018
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President Trump today signed an executive order ending his controversial policy of separating children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s not clear yet how these children will be reunited with their parents. In Dallas, city and community leaders gathered at City Hall to speak out about what’s been happening along the border.

Duration:00:02:39

Top Stories: Remembering Dallas City Council's John Loza; Texas Democrats In Fort Worth

6/20/2018
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The top local stories this evening from KERA News: Former Dallas City Council member John Loza has died. The Dallas Voice reports Loza was elected as an openly gay man to the City Council in 1997, and he served four consecutive terms, stepping down in 2005. In 2000, he announced he was leaving the Republican Party because of the GOP’s stance on LGBT and immigration issues.

Duration:00:09:20

Empathetic People Experience Music Differently, SMU Study Finds

6/20/2018
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A new study from Southern Methodist University shows that empathetic people — those who are generally more sensitive to the feelings of others — receive more pleasure from listening to music, and their brains show increased activity in areas associated with social interactions.

Duration:00:04:46

Top Stories: Fort Worth Charity Takes In Separated Migrant Children

6/20/2018
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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Catholic Charities of Fort Worth says it's sheltering and assisting migrant children separated from their parents at the Texas-Mexico border.

Duration:00:07:07

Top Stories: Dallas Could Open Shelters For Immigrant Children; Five Years On The Financial Edge

6/19/2018
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The top local stories this evening from KERA News: Dallas County could eventually host some of the immigrant children who've been separated from their parents along the Texas-Mexico border.

Duration:00:09:29

Why Low Unemployment In North Texas Doesn't Mean Families Are Financially Secure

6/19/2018
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Boasting a low unemployment rate and hot housing market, North Texas has been touted as a great place to live and work. However, new research on Dallas County from the Communities Foundation of Texas and the Center for Public Policy Priorities paints a different picture.

Duration:00:05:03

As Top Spellers In North Texas Age Out Of Bees, They Turn To Coaching In Retirement

6/19/2018
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“Koinonia,” a noun meaning a body of believers or spiritual communion, is the last word Karthik Nemmani spelled correctly to win this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Duration:00:05:06

Top Stories: D-FW Economy Is Expanding; Dallas County Ready To Shelter Separated Immigrants

6/19/2018
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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: New figures from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas show the Dallas-Fort Worth economy expanding . There was a net growth of nearly 55,000 jobs during the first five months of 2018, according to figures .

Duration:00:07:09

Top Stories: Outrage Continues Over Trump Administration's 'Zero Tolerance Policy'

6/18/2018
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The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Duration:00:09:41

From Seeds In Their Pocket To Food On Your Table, Refugees Bring Tastes Of Home To Texas

6/18/2018
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It’s an overcast spring morning at the East Dallas Community Garden. Voeun Tath is preparing this weekend’s harvest: heirloom lettuce and Cambodian bunching onions. She’ll take some home to her family, but most of it will end up on tables in homes and restaurants all over North Texas. Tath is one of several hundred refugee gardeners who hold plots at community gardens across Dallas.

Duration:00:04:43

Top Stories: Dallas-Fort Worth Mayors Head To Europe; Voters Decide Municipal Runoffs

6/18/2018
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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings are in Europe this week to boost business opportunities and promote tourism throughout North Texas.

Duration:00:07:08

Hundreds Of New Residencies Planned Could Ease Doctor Shortage In Texas

6/18/2018
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Texas turns out plenty of medical school graduates, but there are not enough residencies to help retain them, a local doctor says. And that imbalance is contributing to a shortage of physicians in the state. That's why Medical City Healthcare, UNT Health Science Center and HCA Healthcare are joining forces to create about 500 new residencies over the next five to seven years.

Duration:00:04:35

Top Stories: Migrant Children Arriving At Temporary Shelter in West Texas

6/15/2018
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The top local stories this evening from KERA News: Nearly 100 migrant children have arrived at the Department of Health and Human Services temporary shelter in West Texas. Officials estimate there will be almost 300 kids at the shelter by the end of the day at the Tornillo port of entry, about 20 miles southeast of El Paso.

Duration:00:09:04

Top Stories: Municipal Runoff Elections; Mexican-American Studies In Texas

6/15/2018
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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Tomorrow's Election Day for municipal runoffs. These are races in which a candidate did not earn a majority of votes in last month's municipal elections.

Duration:00:07:07

'Mexican-American' Is More Than A Name, It's A 'Narrative Of Texas History,' Professor Says

6/15/2018
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The State Board of Education takes a final vote Friday on what will be the first state-sanctioned course on Mexican-American history in Texas public schools.

Duration:00:04:44