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Texas Indie Film: 13 New Episodes of Frame of Mind on KERA TV

Tune in every Thursday, starting Sept 4. And join us for a watching party next week!

Actress-Writer-Activist Ruby Dee, 91, Has Died

Oscar-nominated, Emmy- and Grammy-winning. A friend of both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. The original housewife in A Raisin in the Sun, currently revived on Broadway. She and her late husband, Ossie Davis, had a long relationship with KERA.

The Late Maya Angelou In KERA’s 1992 Documentary, ‘Kindred Spirits’

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Watch Maya Angelou read excerpts from her poem ‘Still I Rise’ for KERA’s 1992 documentary, Kindred Spirits. The celebrated poet and autobiographer died this morning. She was 86.

We’re Yelling “Timber!” Story on Harmonica Player’s Riff Wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

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It’s one of three awards KERA received from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

Marilynne Robinson Visits The Writers Studio On Saturday

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This Saturday at 9 p.m., tune in to hear hosts Catherine Cuellar and Randy Gordon chat up Marilynne Robinson. Art&Seek presents The Writers Studio on KERA FM 90.1. The series of interviews with some of our most accomplished authors is produced by The Writer’s Garret. Listen to the conversation: Robinson has been called by the […]

Murderers’ Row Today At Noon On THINK

Today, THINK host Krys Boyd will be talking about criticism with a trio of North Texas critics: D magazine’s Nancy Nichols on food, the Star-Telegram‘s Preston Jones on pop music and KERA’s Jerome Weeks about everything else. She’ll ask us how we justify ourselves, didn’t our mothers teach us any better and how do we sleep at night? Highly recommended, five stars.

Meet The Collector Behind The Kimbell’s ‘Samurai!’

In 2008, KERA’s CEO interviewed Gabriel Barbier-Mueller, the wealthy, Swiss-born developer behind the Harwood District in Dallas — who now should be better known as the collector behind the Kimbell’s magnificent Samurai! show. With VIDEO.

This Week In Texas Music History:

This week, Texas music scholar Gary Hartman meets a former railroad worker who helped launch the careers of some of the biggest names in country music.

This Week In Texas Music History: William John Marsh

This week, Texas music scholar Gary Hartman honors a non-Texan who played a vital role in helping us celebrate ours state’s heritage.

This Week In Texas Music History: Laura Lee Owens McBride

This week, Texas music scholar Gary Hartman celebrates the first female singer to work with the King of Western Swing.