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From The Newsroom: Texas Marijuana Bill Advances, New Treatment Aids Stroke Recovery

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Tyler Republican Sen. Kevin Eltife’s bill would authorize the sale of CBD oil extracted from marijuana";

The top stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: The Texas Senate has approved a limited medical marijuana bill.

Also, Saturday’s school board elections in Fort Worth pit several incumbents against newcomers -- one of whom is principal of a school in Dallas.

And more on a North Texas woman who’s recovering from a stroke -- thanks to fast-acting family members and a new surgical treatment.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM. 

Justin Martin is KERA’s local host of All Things Considered, anchoring afternoon newscasts for KERA 90.1. Justin grew up in Mannheim, Germany, and avidly listened to the Voice of America and National Public Radio whenever stateside. He graduated from the American Broadcasting School, and further polished his skills with radio veteran Kris Anderson of the Mighty 690 fame, a 50,000 watt border-blaster operating out of Tijuana, Mexico. Justin has worked as holiday anchor for the USA Radio Network, serving the U.S. Armed Forces Network. He’s also hosted, produced, and engineered several shows, including the Southern Gospel Jubilee on 660 KSKY.