Published: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT
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Tue, 20 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTNew Law Creates Demand For Meningitis Vaccine and Gov. Fails to Get Key Endorsement
Tue, 20 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTWhen Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings campaigned for office, he said public education would be a top priority. What's happened since then? KERA's Bill Zeeble takes a look.
Tue, 20 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTA Republican and a Democrat, each with some name recognition, have entered the race to replace retiring Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. KERA's Shelley Kofler says the biggest buzz surrounds broadcaster Craig James.
Tue, 20 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTThe holidays are a season of traditional comfort and joy. But Rawlins Gilliland believes that they're also a window open to the world as it was and might still be.
Mon, 19 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTDallas based telecom giant AT&T has pulled the plug on its $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA. Bill Zeeble has more on how this might affect consumers.
Mon, 19 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTThe Dallas County Medical Examiner has ruled the death of a hairstylist found in her burning car "accidental". But police say that does NOT close the investigation.
Mon, 19 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTTexas Governor Rick Perry concludes his first of several bus tours in Iowa before that state's January 3 caucus. KUT's Ben Philpott reports.
Mon, 19 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTNorth Texas is one of two dozen U.S. locations selected for the "Partnership for Patients" initiative. It's a public-private collaboration to improve patient safety and reduce hospital acquired infections.
Mon, 19 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTIn a KERA Health Checkup, Sam Baker discusses holiday depression with Dr. Randy Basham, a U.T. Arlington Associate Professor of Social Work.
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTA federal judge has signed off on an agreement to delay Texas' March primary election until April 3. That will give candidates time to adjust to final redistricting maps. But KERA's Shelley Kofler reports Texas may lose some of its influence in choosing a republican presidential nominee.
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTThere's something about an electric train at Christmas that brings out the kid in all of us. And as KERA's Courtney Collins explains, a couple in Rockwall decided it's never too late to play conductor.
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTAn agreement on when Texas will elect their party nominees could come as early as today. KERA's Shelley Kofler reports Republicans and Democrats say they're close to deciding when Texas should hold political primaries.
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTIt's been a month since Occupy Dallas protesters were evicted from their camp behind City Hall. Protesters promised to continue daily downtown demonstrations but that faded.
Thu, 15 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTThe idea of capitalism has always drawn mixed reaction, but the scales seem to tip even more toward the negative of late. Commentator Merrie Spaeth says it's time for big business to get pro-active.
Wed, 14 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTThe North Texas economy will take a hit from AMR's bankruptcy, even if it's not evident yet. That's according to Southern Methodist University business experts. KERA's Bill Zeeble has more on the school's annual economic review.
Tue, 13 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTThe Texas Association of Business wants the state to withhold some money for community colleges until graduate rates rise. The group has even put up billboards to encourage support. KERA's Bill Zeeble reports the Dallas County College District says the business group doesn't know the whole story.
Tue, 13 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTFor more than 100 years, a "marriage" between the city of Dallas and the State Fair of Texas has kept Fair Park going. But, it's not a marriage of equals. In this instance, one has money, one doesn't.
Mon, 12 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTDallas water customers are under "Stage 1" drought restrictions effective today. KERA's BJ Austin reports.
Mon, 12 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTIn this KERA Health Checkup, Sam Baker talks about nutrition labels with Lona Sandon, a Registered Dietitian at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center.
Fri, 09 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTThe Arlington Police Chief will be on patrol with the DWI Task Force tonight, and is staging the Department's first "Tweet-along." KERA's BJ Austin explains.
Thu, 08 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTKERA's Courtney Collins takes us to a kitchen in Garland where Koni Ramo Kaiwi is trying to preserve one of her holiday traditions. Bunuelos have long been on the holiday menu in many Latino homes. Koni wants to make sure her grandchildren can recreate their magic for holidays to come.
Thu, 08 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTSome DISD parents and activists are demanding changes to what they call unfair school discipline policies that create a pipeline to prison. KERA's Bill Zeeble was at a demonstration outside Dallas County's Juvenile Justice Center.
Wed, 07 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTA controversial solid waste transfer station in Aledo got the green light Wednesday from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Opponents argued the big trash operation is too close to schools.
Wed, 07 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTCitizens who want the Exide lead battery plant out of Frisco are turning up the heat on city officials. KERA's Shelley Kofler reports on demands they presented to the city council last night.
Wed, 07 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMThe Texas Parks and Wildlife Department faces a $4.6 million shortfall following a difficult period of wildfires and drought. Bill Zeeble has more on the Department's plan to improve the bottom line.
Wed, 07 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTCommentator Diane Brown explains why her time in the Peace Corps didn't work out as planned.
Tue, 06 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT"Friendly fire" may have injured the officer and bystander wounded on the Chicago-bound AMTRAK train Monday. But Dallas Police Chief Brown says police actions likely saved lives, as KERA's Bill Zeeble reports.
Tue, 06 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTTuesday night a group of Frisco citizens plan to demand the city council use a zoning tactic to close the Exide lead battery plant. The confrontation comes as Exide scrambles to meet government mandates to clean up toxic levels of lead.
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTDallas Police and local retailers are launching a new approach to "organized retail theft." KERA's BJ Austin says the new program will pump up the volume on shoplifting crimes just in time for the holidays.
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTIn Dallas, an undercover narcotics officer and AMTRAK train passenger survived their wounds from a gunman onboard. The shooter is dead after officers killed him. KERA's Bill Zeeble has more on the bizarre incident at Union Station.
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT16 year-old high school Junior Kevin Chang, from Plano, could win a prestigious national science contest later this morning. The top prize is $100,000 in scholarship money. KERA's Bill Zeeble talked to Chang in Washington D.C., the site of the finals.
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTIn a KERA Health Checkup, Sam Baker talks with Dr. Jeanie Chiu of Carter BloodCare about the importance of blood donations.
Thu, 01 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTDFW Airport Board members will wait at least another week to get additional details of American Airlines' bankruptcy, and how that might affect the airport's finances.
Thu, 01 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTOn this World AIDS Day, the Dallas County number of newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases is rising. KERA's Bill Zeeble has more on the worrisome trend, and some efforts to reverse it.
Thu, 01 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMTCommentator Joan Davidow remembers the late sculptor Donald Judd and the Chinati Foundation he founded in West Texas.
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTEven though American Airlines' parent, AMR, filed for bankruptcy Tuesday, passengers may see no changes in the carrier's operations.
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTFort Worth Council member Kathleen Hicks yesterday became the first Democrat to file for Tarrant County's newly created Congressional District 33. It's a race that is expected to draw a big field of competitive candidates.
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTTexas public schools are awaiting results from last month's brand-new STAAR test. The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness replaces the old test and will become the required end-of-course exam. Outgoing Plano Senator Florence Shapiro, Chair of the Education Committee, sat down with KERA's Bill Zeeble to talk about this test and other education issues.
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTParkland Hospital gets a new CEO this week. Dr. Thomas Royer will take over Thursday. Longtime CEO Dr. Ron Anderson steps aside to become a "Senior Adviser" to the new CEO.
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTU.S. retailers are expecting a big "online" holiday shopping rush today. It's "Cyber Monday". KERA's BJ Austin reports one local marketing expert says the online shopping day is growing faster than Black Friday in-store sales.
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTIn a KERA Health Checkup, Sam Baker talks about avoiding holiday weight gain with Dr. Christopher Ray of the University of Texas at Arlington's Center for Healthy Living and Longevity.
Wed, 23 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTStarting Friday, Arlington police will begin enforcing a ban on texting and driving. KERA's BJ Austin reports.
Wed, 23 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTDallas Police have arrested two boys so far in the alleged murder of a 19 year old DART rider. KERA's Bill Zeeble reports the suspects are between ages of 12 and 14.
Wed, 23 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTCommentator William Holston on benefits of mentoring.
Tue, 22 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTDallas County Sheriff's Deputies are part of the County's 45-agency DWI Task Force, but their presence won't be as big as last year. KERA's BJ Austin says federal funding for holiday enforcement is frozen.
Tue, 22 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTThe City of Dallas and animal advocates are joining forces to end the euthanasia of adoptable pets. KERA's Shelley Kofler has more on the effort to make Dallas a no-kill community.
Tue, 22 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTToday marks the 48th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination in downtown Dallas. As always on this date, Dealey Plaza draws more tourists than usual. KERA's Bill Zeeble talked to some of them, and also has more on plans for the 50th anniversary.
Mon, 21 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTThree million Texans will be traveling for Thanksgiving this week. KERA's BJ Austin says North Texans with plane tickets will have to navigate construction inside and outside of the two major airports.
Mon, 21 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTIn a KERA Health Checkup, Sam Baker talks about cholesterol with Dr. Jeff Schussler, a cardiologist at Baylor Medical Center.
Mon, 21 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTTexas school districts say they're struggling after lawmakers cut more than $4 billion from the education budget earlier this year. Some, like Cedar Hill, tried making up the loss with a tax. Hundreds of other districts are now preparing to sue the state like they did a decade ago, to restore funding.
Fri, 18 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTA survey by one teachers group is providing a look at how state budget cuts may be affecting Texas school districts. KERA's Shelley Kofler says the survey comes as lawsuits challenging school funding take shape.
Fri, 18 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTOccupy Dallas members evicted from their base behind city hall say they're not going away. KERA's Bill Zeeble has more on the large police effort to dismantle the camp, and the discord among some city officials questioning the move.
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTTexas House Speaker Joe Straus says his top priority for the next legislative session is the economy.
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTCommentator Lee Cullum weighs in on the Occupiers movement in Dallas and elsewhere.
Wed, 16 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTIf you're facing foreclosure you're more likely to get help from a bank than a federal loan program. That's according to former Dallas Mayor Steve Bartlett who now heads a private bankers group working to keep homes out of foreclosure.
Wed, 16 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTAfter a morning conference between attorneys for the city and Occupy Dallas, protesters remain in their tent compound behind City Hall. But Occupy Dallas attorney Jonathan Winocour says the protesters must watch their p's and q's.
Wed, 16 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTTexas utilities may soon have to comply with tighter air regulations after Texas Republicans failed to defeat new clean air standards. Matt Laslo reports from Washington.
Tue, 15 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTOccupy Dallas attorneys meet with city officials Wednesday morning to discuss concerns that protesters have violated the agreement allowing them to camp behind City Hall. A federal judge yesterday cleared the way for the city to evict the protesters.
Tue, 15 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTThere is no issue more important in the presidential election than jobs. Every candidate has a plan for putting people back to work. But exactly what should the government's role be in making that happen? KERA recently asked a panel of 12 North Texas voters that question as most of President Obama's $447 billion dollar jobs bill stalled in Congress.
Tue, 15 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTWe're still at war and unemployment remains high. But commentator Rawlins Gilliland says you don't always have to look far to see signs of progress in this country.
Mon, 14 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTOccupy Dallas and the city will be in court again Tuesday. The city wants to remove Occupy Dallas campers from behind City Hall - citing a breach of the agreed-upon permit.
Mon, 14 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTA new report about children's health in Dallas County shows nearly one third live in poverty and child abuse and neglect cases increased 39% over the past decade.
Mon, 14 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTTyrone McGill hopes to return to work this week in the city of Dallas Code Enforcement Department. The former director of the Dallas Animal Shelter was found not guilty of animal cruelty charges last week after a three-day trial and more than a year on paid leave. McGill told his side of the story to KERA's BJ Austin.
Mon, 14 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTThe Cedar Hill School District says it will try convincing voters to pass another bond proposal after citizens narrowly rejected package last week. KERA's Bill Zeeble has more on Cedar Hill's dilemma.
Mon, 14 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT90.1's Sam Baker talks about tinnitus with Dr. Kenneth Pugh, head of Audiology at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Fri, 11 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTThanksgiving arrived early for some DFW residents Thursday. Grocery store chain, HEB and Central Market, sponsored its fifth annual Feast of Sharing. KERA's Jacqueline Fellows reports organizers saw new faces this year.
Fri, 11 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTVeterans Day honors members of the nation's military, past and present. But commentator Jennifer Nagorka says there's more we can do for vets after they've left the service.
Thu, 10 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTThe former manager of the Dallas Animal Shelter is "not guilty" of animal cruelty. A jury returned that verdict Thursday. KERA's BJ Austin says the outcome stunned one longtime animal welfare activist.
Thu, 10 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTAt an emotional hearing in Austin Thursday, the state's Motor Vehicle Board rejected a Confederate license plate option for vehicles. KERA's Bill Zeeble reports that does not mean the brakes will hold.
Thu, 10 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTPolitical operatives, reporters and pundits alike agreed - the biggest story to come out of last nights republican debate in Michigan was Governor Rick Perry's gaffe. As Ben Philpott reports For KUT News, the more important story is what his performance on stage may have started behind the scenes.
Thu, 10 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTThe Omni Convention Center Hotel opens in downtown Dallas Friday. There are high hopes for the 500 million dollar, city-owned hotel because if it falters, taxpayers pick up the tab. KERA's BJ Austin reports.
Wed, 09 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTUnless fortunes change, the Dallas Symphony will run out of money in late January. Last night Dallas Symphony Board Chairman Blaine Nelson told a group of top donors that based on current revenue and expenses, the symphony will be insolvent within 90 days.
Wed, 09 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTToday radio and television stations across the country will broadcast the first national test of the Emergency Alert System. KERA listeners have heard the system tested before.
Tue, 08 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTA newly-launched pilot education program could help more North Texans attend college. KERA's Bill Zeeble reports TexCan - the Texas College Access Network - will target first generation and low-income students.
Tue, 08 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTThe ongoing drought is only part of the reason for an increase in pecan prices.
Tue, 08 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTIt's Election Day in Texas. Voters are deciding ten state constitutional amendments. Rich Parsons, with the Secretary of State's office says early voting was about 2%.
Mon, 07 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTOne Occupy Dallas protester remains jailed after Saturday's arrest. No court hearing is scheduled yet, as seven others are now free. Meanwhile, several investigations continue to find out what really happened Saturday. KERA's Bill Zeeble reports.
Mon, 07 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTMany Texans believe the biggest issues facing the country are different than those facing Texas. That's the result of a statewide poll conducted by the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune.
Mon, 07 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTTexans decide ten constitutional amendments at the polls Tuesday. Proposition 9 would allow the Governor to pardon someone who has successfully completed a "deferred adjudication". That's a plea agreement that includes probation and community service.
Mon, 07 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMTIn a KERA Health Checkup, Sam Baker talks with Dr. Natalie Strand about diabetes and the difference between Types 1 and 2 of the disease.
Sun, 06 Nov 2011 04:00:00 GMTMany Texans believe the biggest issues facing the country are different than those facing Texas. That came through loud and clear in a statewide poll conducted by the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune.
Sun, 06 Nov 2011 04:00:00 GMTThe Occupy Dallas movement is now a month old. Some members here have marched in protest, been arrested, and freed. They've camped at several sites, and they're still here.
Fri, 04 Nov 2011 04:00:00 GMTState child welfare officials say they have taken a 9-month-old boy from his homeless parents at an Occupy Dallas camp. KERA's Bill Zeeble witnessed yesterday's event and has more.
Fri, 04 Nov 2011 04:00:00 GMTThe controversy over where to dump the trash in Dallas flares up again this weekend. KERA's BJ Austin reports.
Thu, 03 Nov 2011 04:00:00 GMTSome Carrollton-Farmers Branch elementary students are in the "greeting card" business this year. KERA's BJ Austin says it's a money-making idea from the district's Educational Foundation - which is working to help fill the gap left by state budget cuts.
Thu, 03 Nov 2011 04:00:00 GMTOne worker is dead, another missing in a sewer line accident in Fairview - south of McKinney in Collin County.
Thu, 03 Nov 2011 04:00:00 GMTHe's the one writer Hollywood can't seem to get enough of. There've been several adaptations of Shakespeare's works over the last decade or so. A new film taking aim at the writer himself - sort of - prompted a commentary from Tom Dodge.
Wed, 02 Nov 2011 04:00:00 GMTA "makeover" for the Dallas City Hall "ethics" policy is in the works. KERA's BJ Austin says City Council members got a few ideas at an SMU ethics forum Wednesday.
Wed, 02 Nov 2011 04:00:00 GMTThe midnight deadline has passed for excess Dallas teachers to take a resignation deal. KERA's Bill Zeeble reports the school district doesn't yet know how many took the offer, prompted by the state's education budget cuts.
Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 GMTCarrollton Police charge a family "in-law" with the murder of a 10 year old girl over the weekend. KERA's BJ Austin reports.
Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 GMTTexas Republicans surveyed in a new poll don't seem to be buying Gov. Rick Perry's campaign claim that his policies are responsible for Texas' job-creating economy.
Mon, 31 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMTThe giant "observation wheel" planned for Founders Plaza in downtown Dallas may go elsewhere. KERA's BJ Austin says Great City Attractions has dropped its application for Founders Plaza and is looking at "city-owned" locations this week.
Mon, 31 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMTNew watering restrictions go into effect Tuesday for customers of the North Texas Municipal Water District, just east of Dallas near Lake Lavon.
Mon, 31 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMTIn a KERA Health Checkup, Sam Baker talks with Dr. Anna Bowen of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the importance and proper way to wash your hands.
Fri, 28 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMTIt's do or die for the Texas Rangers tonight after losing Game Six in the World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals, 10-9 in the 11th inning. KERA's BJ Austin says downtown Dallas Rangers fans are disappointed, but optimistic the Trophy will be coming to North Texas.
Fri, 28 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMTCommentator Paula LaRocque explores the meaning and history behind Halloween.
Thu, 27 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMTOn this fall's constitutional election ballot is a proposal that supporters claim would make it easier and cheaper for local governments to enter into interlocal agreements.
Thu, 27 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMTA group of seniors rallied at Congressman Jeb Hensarling's Dallas office today. They had a simple message; cutting senior benefits won't fix the deficit.
Wed, 26 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMTGame Six of the World Series will be played Thursday night after a "rain-out" Wednesday. KERA's BJ Austin says because of the postponement, fans have an extra day to get decked-out in Rangers shirts and hats!
Wed, 26 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMTRight now early voters are considering 10 amendments to the Texas Constitution. Supporters of Proposition 4 say it would give counties new opportunities to develop blighted areas. Opponents claim it could lead to eminent domain abuse.