A number of retail stores are opening on Thanksgiving Day again this year, to squeeze one more shopping day into their biggest season. Many of the low-wage workers folding shirts, running cash registers, and stocking Frozen sparkle princess dolls will be teenagers. How do teenagers in Texas try cram their family holiday around their shifts?
Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: A crowd gathered at Dallas Police Headquarters last night and marched under the old bridge at Dealey Plaza and towards I-35 to block the highway. They were demonstrating against the Ferguson decision - and police practices in Dallas. Also, Lauren Silverman looks at the trend of hiring chaplains at corporate companies.
A recent dispute in the Dallas suburb of Highland Park over requiring students to read the book The Art of Racing in the Rain was settled today—a committee of teachers, parents and students reviewed the book and found that it can be taught in the classrooms. One thing the debate in Highland Park has shown is that parents and students who object to certain books are also often unhappy with their options for alternative assignments. Some Texas schools have made that process smoother.
The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:
Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without turkey, mashed potatoes and pecan pie. Which might come as a surprise to the people invited to the first Thanksgiving dinner. And a haunting fairy tale set in modern day Russia plays at Undermain Theater.
A Dallas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola is seeking refunds from the Ohio bridal shop she visited, but the store says the reimbursements aren't feasible because it had to temporarily close and lost significant business.
Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: DFW Airport predicts this will be the busiest holiday season in its 40-year history. Lauren Silverman helps us out with some workarounds online. And Stella Chavez introduces us to a Plano high school student from Guatemala as part of our 'Generation One' series.