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Last updated 3:29PM ET
January 25, 2022
KERA Checkup: 2-1-1 And Lowcost Medical Providers In today's KERA Checkup we want to remind you of a statewide service that will help you find low-cost health providers. KERA's Shelley Kofler says the first step is picking up your phone.
Engineering Hope: Smartphone App Opens New World Of Hearing Imagine walking into a room with so many loud voices you can't understand any of them. Then you activate your smartphone app and you clearly understand the conversation you want to hear. That technology is already being tested in clinical trials at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Engineering Hope: Using Nanotechnology To Beat Cancer Side Effects A diagnosis of cancer can be terrifying. For some, so are the fears from treatment side-effects. KERA's Bill Zeeble reports on nanotechnology research at TCU aimed at new drug delivery methods that eliminate side effects.
Engineering Hope: Curing Hepatitis C The Center for Disease Control estimates that more than three million Americans are chronically infected with hepatitis C. In Dallas, University Of Texas Southwestern's Dr. William Lee first started seeing patients more than twenty years ago, when the cure rate was just five percent. Now his patients are seeing a cure rate of close to 70 percent thanks to two new drugs that received FDA approval this summer.
Engineering Hope: Research To Aid Injured Troops Troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with missing arms and legs could see their lives revolutionized by cutting-edge research being done at four local universities.
Fort Worth Residents React to Shale Air Study Some Fort Worth residents remain unsatisfied with results from the just-completed air quality study looking at Barnett Shale drilling. Citizens had their first chance Tuesday night to view the findings and ask questions of the researchers.
Fort Worth Air Committee Sees Study At the first public presentation of Fort Worth's million-dollar air quality study, high powered compressor engines were blamed for most of the pollution measured at high levels at Barnett Shale facilities.
EPA Issues New Emissions Rule The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a tough new clean-air rule that limits ozone emissions. Critics say the new rule is too pricey and unrealistic.
Space Exploration Module Drops By Austin If you happened to be driving past the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum on Father's Day and saw a space ship sitting next to the road, it wasn't your imagination.
Turning Waste Into Money-Saving Energy Dallas Water Utilities is showing off its new "bio-gas" plant today at the city's huge Southside Wastewater Treatment Plant. The facility is taking what we "flush" and turning it into electricity.
Houston Angered Over Shuttle Rejection Houston leaders and citizens are stunned and angry that space center Houston will NOT be getting a retired space shuttle for display. Some are calling for a congressional investigation as Carrie Feibel reports from Houston.
State Suggests Changes to Commission on Environmental Quality The State's Sunset Advisory Commission is hearing public testimony on nine state agencies today and tomorrow. One of today's hearings is for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the world's second-largest environmental agency. The TCEQ has gotten the green light for another 12 years, but with some changes. As KUT's Erika Aguilar reports, environmentalists are calling the recommendations a mild victory.
Earthquakes Have Gas Drilling Link Geologists at SMU and UT connect the dots between earthquakes and gas drilling injection wells. KERA's BJ Austin reports.