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From The Newsroom: Surviving 'Swings,' Getting Vets Out Of The Waiting Room

Amanda Jackson and Karleigh Eva Charlene's poem "Swings," about bipolar disorder, was chosen for a best-of showcase during the Brave New Voices poetry slam in Philadelphia last month.

The top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Two 19-year-old Dallas poets brave a friendship tormented by mental illness. And Lauren Silverman reports how the North Texas VA is trying to improve long wait times by turning to doctors in private practice.

Lyndsay Knecht is assistant producer for Think.