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Lyndsay Knecht

Associate Producer

Lyndsay Knecht is assistant producer for Think. 

She came to KERA 90.1 with an interest in telling stories about how the arts can influence social change and community development. She wrote for outlets like the Dallas Observer and before landing at UNT's Center for Economic Development and Research.

While Lyndsay headed up content and publicity departments as Director of Development for 35 Denton, the four-day music festival won the 2011 award for Best Promotional Event from the Texas Downtown Association. 

Tap her shoulder @ltknecht.

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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:  Stella Chavez has a recap from last night’s discussion about football and ethics at the Perot Museum. And Lauren Silverman reports on a North Texas startup aiming to overhaul window display technology, which serves as a kind of two-way mirror into consumer tastes. 

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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Bill Zeeble talks to a 15-year-old and her mom about gender dysphoria, and the Dallas treatment program available for kids who suffer from it. And we hear about how a Dallas-based billboards project will use the visions of local artists in 25 cities. 

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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:  We hear music from a concert at TCU last night in honor of pianist Jose Feghali, the artist-in-residence lost to suicide last month. And in this week’s Vital Signs, Sam Baker talks to a doctor at Parkland Hospital about the second-leading cause of blindness. 

UT Arlington

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Ana Zamora, who was brought to Texas from Mexico as a toddler, talks about what it was like to hear conservative Republicans lament her appearance at the State of the Union speech this week. And Dianna Douglas reports on how Admiral William McRaven could boost UT Arlington as its mother system's chancellor. 

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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Why UNT jazz studies chair John Murphy believes a psychic beating is more dangerous to musicians than the occasional "good job," unlike the tyrannical instructor  in Whiplash. And we hear a preview of tonight's State of the Arts discussion on performance.

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:  ​We visit Will Power's beginnings in San Francisco's Fillmore District, where the story of folk legend Stagger Lee fascinated him as a child, in Jerome Weeks'  first installment of the Art&Seek series Stagger Lee: Making a Musical.  And some news out of two ongoing sagas in Dallas: housing and home rule.

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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Martin Luther King Jr. speaks again through the civil rights workers who deciphered his famous letter from Birmingham Jail – via a young Dallas playwright. Hear excerpts from Jonathan Norton's 'The 67th Book Of The Bible' - and visit a bank run by Conrad High School students. 

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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Bishop T.D. Jakes and Christian leaders met yesterday to handle racial strife the way they know best. And we hear from the chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District on President Obama's plan to make the first two years of community college free for some students. 


Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: The "Project S.O.S." workshop held last night in Lancaster was planned in the aftermath of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in Ferguson. BJ Austin was there. And our Big Screen team looks forward to the Oscars with a rundown of Texas-tied nominations.

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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: We continue our coverage of the Texas Legislative Session; the director of Preservation Dallas says he's not sure what's up next for Lakewood Theatre; Lauren Silverman looks at how music helps terminally ill patients.  


Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Officials in Dallas and Irving react to last week's series of earthquakes;  the new legislative session opens in Texas - along with a gun rights demonstration outside the Capitol building; Dallas ISD makes a new safe place for students who need help. 

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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Backers say tonight’s College Football Championship in Arlington game could generate half a billion dollars for North Texas. Bill Zeeble checks to see if that estimate has any basis in reality. And we hear why it's still a good idea to get a flu shot, if you haven't already.

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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: We hear about North Texas' first ever public-charter teamup - between Grand Prarie ISD and Uplift, the Friday Conversation previews this weekend's Extra Yard For Teachers Summit, and Courtney Collins inquires into the Dallas Arbouretum's record-breaking 2014. 

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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Those earthquakes in Irving over the past two days have BJ Austin asking questions about insurance and infrastructure. And we hear from Bart Weiss in this week's Big Screen about this weekend's Dallas Medianale, a new showcase for adventurous short films and video art. 

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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Education in the new year – from charter  rules to what the school system in South Korea can teach us.

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:  Lauren Silverman gives us a rundown of her year in science and tech reporting. And music critic David Okamoto shares the music he loved by Texas artists in 2014.

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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:  Stella Chavez visited suburban Frisco and got to know an American-born teenager who made the choice to wear a hijab.  And Dallas Morning News classical music critic Scott Cantrell gave Anne Bothwell some vivid highlights from his year in listening.

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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Very few of those fleeing violence in Syria have come to the United States or Europe. Dianna Douglas finds out why that may change soon, and what it means for North Texas. And Anne Bothwell discusses the year in visual art with Glasstire’s Christina Rees. 

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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: In the wake of police slayings in New York, there’s a gift of solidarity waiting for local police officers this week at the upscale Fort Worth restaurant Reata. And Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster tells Jerome Weeks why 2014 required him to look with a hard eye at the city's transportation situation.

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Not since Wham!’s 1984 single “Last Christmas” has a holiday song been accepted widely into the canon. The good ones made later usually follow the lead of the classics in at least one way: they pine for another time or place. Music historian Ted Gioia, author of The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire and the forthcoming Love Songs: A Hidden History, explains why the past - or our idea of it - is a comfort each season.

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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:  Stella Chavez takes us to a school in Fort Worth where the 500 students haven't been in the U.S. more than a year or two. And we hear from theater critic Mark Lowry about Shakespeare At The Bar and more evidence of a paradigm shift in how North Texans experience old - and new - work. 

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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Why middle-aged women are so prone to depression, in this week's Vital Signs. And Eric Aasen looks for the ugliest Christmas sweater of them all at a Dallas pop-up shop that ended up on Nightline for its reliably terrible selection. 

Sharen Bradford

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:  District Attorney-elect Susan Hawk is the only Dallas Republican to win countywide this election year and will be the first woman in the job. She joins us for this week’s Friday Conversation. And we hear why Richardson’s Tuzer Ballet Company members feel a bit somber as they undertake a 30th anniversary production of The Nutcracker this weekend.


Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Movie-goers tell Doualy Xaykaothao what they think about Sony Pictures' decision to cancel the Christmas Day release of The Interview, a comedy about the attempted assassination of North Korea’s leader. And our Big Screen team reveals their choice for film of the year.

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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Bill Zeeble checks in with governor-elect Greg Abbott; Courtney Collins catches up with Shirley Martin of our One Crisis Away series on asset poverty and finds her greeting customers at Walmart five days a week at age 73.

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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Teen girls from different countries bond over Emily Dickinson while learning English at a Garland charter school. First, though:  Dallas teachers face an important deadline next month - a key step in the overhauled evaluation system the superintendent introduced this fall. 


Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: ​Bill Zeeble reports on the merits of block scheduling as described by teachers and students. And we hear in this week's "Vital Signs" why people diagnosed with diabetes in their 50s are significantly more likely than others to suffer mental decline by their 70s. 

If an aerial drone fleet housed in a state of the art bunker sounds like something out of a sci-fi film, you're not far off. David Brown with The Texas Standard for KUT in Austin speaks with John Horgan, writer for the Scientific American online and teacher at the Stevens Institute for Technology.

The Grand Alps Resort Development

This morning's top local stories from the KERA Newsroom: The city of Grand Prarie wants to build an indoor resort with a run as tall as Arlington’s AT&T Stadium. Doualy Xaykaothao makes sure this is real. (It is.) And Plano is changing, too, in some more important ways. Rick Holter sits down with Mayor Harry LaRosiliere.

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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Bill Zeeble reports the Dallas City Council approved new rules to regulate Uber, Lyft and other app-based car-sharing services in the city yesterday. And me meet some Dallas shopkeepers who recreate and rent out famous movie cars in this week's Big Screen.