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Top Stories: Dallas Schools Superintendent Wants School Bus Change; Learning About HPV Vaccinations


The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

State Senator Don Huffines wants to shut down an agency called Dallas County Schools. It provides bus service to several North Texas school districts, including Dallas Independent School District. 

As KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports, the Dallas school district is in favor of the senator’s plans. 

Other stories this evening:

  • The internet has changed the way humans learn, process and retain information. If you can’t remember the capital of Australia – you can quickly look it up. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with author Ulrich Boser about the difference between knowledge and learning. 
  • A recent study has shown that guilt, social pressure, and even a doctor’s recommendation wasn’t enough to motivate low income families to vaccinate their teens for HPV – or the human papilloma virus – and new research from North Texas shows promise in a technique called self-persuasion. Professor Austin Baldwin led the study at SMU, and he joins KERA’s Justin Martin for a look into the research.

 You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.

Gus Contreras is a digital producer and reporter at KERA News. Gus produces the local All Things Considered segment and reports on a variety of topics from, sports to immigration. He was an intern and production assistant for All Things Considered in Washington D.C.