Ask the Expert North Texas

Ask the Expert North Texas

Ask the Expert North Texas

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KRLD afternoon anchors Kristin Diaz and David Rancken speak to a specialist in any given field every day for their “Ask the Expert” segment.
  1. May 20, 2022
    13 min
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    Children's SPARC Program addresses rise in Adolescence Suicide
    During the pandemic, kids and teens dealt with a lot of changes in their daily routines. Sadly, not all were able to cope and adjust. Health experts say adolescent suicides increased during the pandemic.Here in…
  2. May 19, 2022
    12 min
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    How does Texas recruit and retain the best teachers?
    The Texas Education Agency is preparing for the summer months when they will see a lot of openings for teachers in Texas schools. A new study found almost 2 thirds of teachers say they have at least thought abo…
  3. May 19, 2022
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    How should we react to the stock market's plunge?
    There was a major sell-off on Wall Street Wednesday with stocks plunging more than 1,100 points as fears of a recession grow. So how should we react to all this? KRLD business analyst David Johnson breaks it do…
  4. May 18, 2022
    12 min
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    What can the term 'mental health' imply?
    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. More often, the conversation about taking care of your mental health is becoming common practice. But the term "mental health" has a broad perspective.
  5. May 17, 2022
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    Why is the US sending troops back to Somalia?
    President Joe Biden announced Monday that the U.S. is soldiers back to Somalia. He signed an order to redeploy hundreds of troops to counter the Islamic extremist rebel group, al-Shabab. On Ask the Expert, CBS…
  6. May 13, 2022
    5 min
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    Can retailers do anything about the baby formula shortage?
    President Biden says the baby formula shortage in the country is at the top of his agenda.This is as parents across the nation are doing whatever they can to get their hands on enough formula to feed their babi…
  7. May 13, 2022
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    Why is hepatitis showing up in kids?
    We keep hearing more and more about those mystery cases of hepatitis in kids. The World Health Organization is investigating hundreds of cases across the world.On Ask the Expert, Dr. Amal Aqul with Children's H…
  8. May 11, 2022
    9 min
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    Why are there so many empty police uniforms?
    It's an issue that's affecting cities all over the country. That's finding enough qualified people to wear the uniforms of police officers. In some cases, cities have to look out of town to convince officers fr…
  9. May 10, 2022
    10 min
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    What is the 'Super Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse'?
    There's something special happening in the skies this weekend. It's a rare chance to see something called a " "super blood moon total lunar eclipse". It's a combination of factors involving the Earth, the Moon,…
  10. May 09, 2022
    11 min
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    How can we support Ukraine?
    The Ukrainian military gets a lot of help from foreign governments with war munitions and equipment.And people are constantly wondering how they can help out the civilians living through the horror that is the…
  11. May 06, 2022
    12 min
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    What's the importance of National Nurses' Week?
    This is the week where we recognize some of the hardest working and least understood people in the hospital. It's National Nurses' Week from now through next Thursday. And today is National Nurses Day.A new stu…
  12. May 06, 2022
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    What's the status of COVID-19 in North Texas?
    The World Health Organization claims nearly 15 million deaths have been attributed to COVID-19. Meanwhile, Some health experts say we could see a rise in cases in the upcoming summer months.On Ask the Expert, C…
  13. May 04, 2022
    8 min
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    What's the fallout from the leaked SCOTUS draft opinion on abortion?
    Reaction poured in Tuesday to the leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that overturn the landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade. Politico reported the draft decision Monday night. On Tuesday's Ask T…
  14. May 02, 2022
    9 min
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    What impact is social media having on children?
    A new study finds more than 60% of American parents say they don't think anyone under the age of 13 should have social media accounts, but almost half of parents have let their children get onto the sites. Ment…
  15. April 28, 2022
    19 min
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    Why is my tax appraisal so high?
    The red hot DFW housing market has caused the value of people's homes to go up-- which is nice if you plan to sell... but it is also showing to be a huge burden on others who are stuck with the bill.On Ask the…
  16. April 28, 2022
    7 min
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    What drives poison center calls in the spring?
    Liz Petty with the North Texas Poison Center says this is the time of year calls go up due to bad interactions with plants, garden chemicals, and critters. Some advice she gives includes keeping kids from picki…
  17. April 25, 2022
    6 min
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    How will Twitter change under Elon Musk?
    He only started talking about the thought of buying Twitter a week ago. Monday, he made it happen. The richest man in the world, Elon Musk, worked up a deal to grab up all the shares of Twitter. He's said he wa…
  18. April 25, 2022
    8 min
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    How can we create less waste?
    A film about reducing our carbon footprint called "Trash: a zero waste film" was released on Earth Day. Zero waste is a movement to reduce the amount of stuff people use and throw away. Adopting a zero or low-w…
  19. April 21, 2022
    16 min
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    Who is Sharon Parker, the new general manager at Six Flags Over Texas?
    As summer nears, there are some big changes at Six Flags Over Texas -- both internally and for guests.Sharon Parker was recently appointed as the first African American woman to serve as general manager for any…
  20. April 19, 2022
    15 min
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    What happens when teachers leave the classroom for good?
    As we look to the end of the school year, districts will be scrambling to recruit new teachers to fill empty classrooms by the fall. At last count, there were already 10,000 openings for teachers across Texas a…

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