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

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

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3000 Harry Hines Boulevard Dallas, Texas 75201 214-871-1390


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Top Stories: Fewer International Students, The New Symphony Chief And Holiday Movie Tips

11/24/2017
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The top local stories this evening from KERA News: After years of growth, international student applications are down 6 percent at the University of Texas at Dallas. This is a big concern for UTD, where one in four undergraduates and half of grad students were born outside the U.S., and it's part of a national trend.

Duration: 00:08:53


Top Stories: North Texans Like To Spend Money On Gifts; College Students Split on NFL Protests

11/24/2017
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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: North Texans plan to spend more on gifts and entertainment than the average American. Way more, according to the consulting company Deloitte. The company reports that, for the first time ever, North Texans plan to do more of their shopping online than in brick-and-mortar stores.

Duration: 00:07:08


Even College Students Are Divided About NFL Players Protesting During National Anthem

11/24/2017
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This holiday football weekend has a different kind of backdrop this year: the ongoing debate about players taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police violence against African-Americans. In a new study, UT-Dallas researcher Alex Piquero is trying to gauge how deep the racial divide over this issue is among college students.

Duration: 00:04:38


Survey: North Texans Are Savvy, Big-Spending Holiday Shoppers

11/24/2017
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Black Friday news flash: North Texans plan to spend more on gifts and entertainment than the average American; way more, according to the consulting company Deloitte. That’s a longstanding trend, according to the firm’s annual survey of holiday shoppers.

Duration: 00:01:43


Top Stories: Lots Of Holiday Travel Expected; The 'Physicianeers' Of Health Care

11/22/2017
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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Travel experts are expecting a lot more people trying to get around this Thanksgiving. A U.S. airlines trade group predicts that around 28.5 million Americans will fly over the holiday, an increase of 3 percent over last year. Officials at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport say they are expecting to serve more than 7.5 million customers throughout their peak winter travel season.

Duration: 00:06:59


Texas A&M To Train Students As 'Physicianeers,' Doctors With An Engineering Mindset

11/22/2017
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Medical school students today are trained to diagnose complicated diseases, they’re rarely trained to engineer the solutions themselves. Soon, Texas A&M will start training doctors to also be engineers.

Duration: 00:05:08


Top Stories: Lawmakers Hold Forum On DACA Legislation ;Texans Struggle To Save For Retirement

11/21/2017
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The top local stories this evening from KERA News: Today brought a rarity in politics: a bipartisan event favoring immigration reform. Two members of Congress - a Democrat and a Republican – spoke out for what’s been dubbed DREAM legislation. KERA’s Bill Zeeble explains why two typical opponents came together in downtown Dallas.

Duration: 00:09:31


With Immigration Hot, Here's a Republican And Democrat Backing Dream Legislation

11/21/2017
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Today brought a rarity in politics: a bipartisan event favoring immigration reform. Two members of Congress - a Democrat and a Republican – spoke out for what’s been dubbed DREAM legislation. How did two typical opponents came together in downtown Dallas?

Duration: 00:02:17


Most Texans Don't Save Enough For Retirement Because They Don't Have Access To Plans

11/21/2017
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Most of the people living in Texas don’t save enough money for retirement, according to a new study from the Austin-based Center for Public Policy Priorities .

Duration: 00:04:55


Top Stories: Dallas County GOP Elects First Woman Leader; Kids Are Going Hungry At School

11/21/2017
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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The Dallas County GOP has got a new leader and elected its first woman to head the party. Missy Shorey was elected unanimously Monday night to take over immediately for chairman Phillip Huffines, according to The Dallas Morning News. Huffines resigned this month to run for Texas Senate.

Duration: 00:06:55


For The 1 In 5 North Texas Kids In Poverty, It's Harder To Get To The Doctor, Succeed In School

11/21/2017
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One in five North Texas children lives in poverty, and more than a quarter million are hungry as their parents struggle to feed them. Those are just a few statistics from a recent 97-page report issued by Children’s Health, the Dallas-based children’s hospital network. The study offers possible solutions, too.

Duration: 00:04:22


Top Stories: DMA Curator Resigns; Renowned North Texas Ballet Teacher Tanju Tuzer Dies

11/20/2017
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The top local stories the evening from KERA News. A top curator at the Dallas Museum of Art resigned abruptly over the weekend, citing what he called inappropriate behavior. As KERA's Bill Zeeble reporters, Gavin Delahunty was the DMA's Senior Curator of Contemporary Art. Other stories this evening: One of North Texas' most influential ballet teachers has died. Tanju Tuzer was a professional dancer, choreographer and founder of Tuzer Ballet. In 1977, he and his wife Patricia opened the Tuzer...

Duration: 00:09:20


What The Unsealed FBI Files Tell Us About The JFK Assassination, 54 Years Later

11/20/2017
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As the 54 th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy nears, information from the previously sealed FBI files related to the tragedy is still being processed by scholars and enthusiasts alike.

Duration: 00:04:31


Top Stories: Protesters Kneel Outside Cowboys Game; An Effective Shingles Vaccine

11/20/2017
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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Hundreds of protesters gathered outside AT&T Stadium Sunday night to "show solidarity with NFL players who are taking a knee for justice." Attendees wore all black and took a knee during the anthem at the Tom Landry statue outside the stadium in support of NFL players, like Colin Kaepernick, who have protested by taking a knee during the national anthem.

Duration: 00:06:39


FDA Approves New, More Effective Vaccine For Shingles

11/20/2017
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The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new vaccine for shingles. Zostavax has been the only product on the market for the last decade. Now, Shingrix appears to be more effective against the painful, viral rash.

Duration: 00:04:39


Top Stories: Dallas Symphony Orchestra Names Its First Woman President

11/17/2017
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The top local stories this evening from KERA News: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra announced its new president and CEO Friday morning. Kim Noltemy is the first woman to hold the position and joins a small but growing group of female symphony leaders around the country. Noltemy has been the Boston Symphony's chief operating officer, and will start in Dallas in January.

Duration: 00:09:17


Top Stories: TxDOT Abandoning Plan To Add Toll Lanes

11/17/2017
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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: After pushback, the Texas Department of Transportation will no longer consider using an accounting maneuver to get around a constitutional ban on using tax dollars for toll projects.

Duration: 00:07:05


Meet The Retiring Denton County Judge Who Won't Do Gay Marriages, Fought Bathroom Bill

11/17/2017
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Mary Horn is a ground breaker. She was Denton County's first female tax assessor and the first woman to serve as county judge. And she's lasted longer in the county's top job than anyone else. This week, the Republican said she's retiring. And whether it's refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, fighting to keep a Confederate memorial or opposing the so-called "bathroom bill," she makes no apologies.

Duration: 00:04:52


Top Stories: High Turnover Rate For Texas Prison Guards; Spotlight On Nutcracker Ballet Dancer

11/16/2017
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The top local stories this evening from KERA News: The Texas prison system is having a hard time holding onto officers. There was a 28 percent turnover rate during the 2017 fiscal year, up from 2016 when the rate was about 22 percent. The Houston Chronicle reports more than 3,200 jobs were unfilled over the past fiscal year.

Duration: 00:09:19


Top Stories: Some Worry U.S. House Tax Plan Could Affect Texas Wind Energy

11/16/2017
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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The U.S. House is scheduled to vote today on tax reform, but some worry the plan could pose a threat to wind energy projects in Texas.

Duration: 00:07:08

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