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

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. 

Black and Latino Students In Dallas Lead The Nation For Passing AP Exams

Black and Latino Students in Dallas high schools pass the Advanced Placement exams at the highest rate in the country. The story of how Dallas became the national leader in getting underrepresented minorities to pass these classes is a bright spot in an otherwise struggling urban school district. 

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James Ellroy’s Life of Crime

Novelist James Ellroy is known for his novels set in his native Los Angeles, including The Black Dahlia and L.A. Confidential. In October, we talked to him about his latest work set in his home town, Perfidia, which centers around the investigation of a Japanese family’s murder at the outset of American involvement in World War II.

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Behind-the-scenes with Harry Gordon Selfridge, a.k.a. Jeremy Piven

As the UK readies itself for the tonight’s opening of Mr. Selfridge on ITV1, Radio Times paid a visit to the production set earlier this year and caught up with Jeremy Piven during filming of the forthcoming wedding of Harry’s oldest daughter, Rosalie, to Russian playboy fiancé, Serge de Bolotoff, played by Leon Ockenden. While […]

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