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Central Texas Leadership Series - July 11, 2014
11:29 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Central Texas Leadership Series: Megan Henderson

This program features a conversation with Executive Director of Waco's Downtown Development Corporation, Megan Henderson.

Hosting the program is Liz Taylor, Director of the Waco Convention Center, Waco and the Heart of Texas.

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Politics
9:49 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Can Political, Faith Groups Build On The Immigration Exchange With Obama?

Leslie Harris of Flower Mound awaited the President's motorcade, showing her support for government assistance for detained migrant children.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 4:28 pm

President Obama and Gov. Rick Perry put aside partisan differences, at least briefly, this week to share a helicopter across Dallas and discuss securing the border. The president and the governor then sat down with a group of local officials and religious leaders who are preparing to shelter 2,000 immigrant children who've been housed in cramped detention facilities. 


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Art and Culture
9:47 am
Fri July 11, 2014

An 11,000-Mile Trip, a 1949 Car, and One Big Point About U.S. Infrastructure

Author Dan McNichol's "Dire States" tour of the U.S is drawing attention to the country's aging infrastructure.
Reynaldo Leanos/KUT

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 3:43 pm

Can you compare a 1949 Hudson car to America’s aging infrastructure?

Best-selling author and award-winning journalist Dan McNichol thinks so – and says it's time to rebuild.

McNichol is driving an antique Hudson across the United States for several months, traveling 11,000 miles with stops in cities including Boston, San Diego, Washington and Austin to raise awareness about the state of America’s infrastructure – and what can be done about it.

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Politics
9:46 am
Fri July 11, 2014

How a Bush-Era Law Against Trafficking Impacts the Immigration Surge

Because of a 2008 law, thousands of children crossing into Texas illegally are not turned back right away.
flickr.com/cbpphotos

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 8:48 am

Because of a 2008 law, thousands of children crossing into Texas illegally are not turned back right away. That’s because they must get an immigration hearing first – due to a federal law that passed with bipartisan support.

The legislation in wound through Congress in late 2007. A year later, President George W. Bush signed it into law. So why is it coming up now?

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Race
1:17 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Dress Codes Are Open To Interpretation — And A Lot Of Contention

This spot forbids "urban wear" — and also orthodontia, apparently.
memestate flickr

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 2:37 pm

A Minneapolis nightspot called Bar Louie landed in the news after some local residents took issue with its new dress code.

No flat-billed hats. No long white T-shirts. No large chains. No sleeveless under shirts. No athletic apparel. No sports jerseys without collars. No excessively baggy clothing.

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