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Top Stories: The Big Business Of High School Football; What Qualifies As Bullying?


The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Football took center stage on Friday at TCU in Fort Worth. Experts gathered at the Texas Lyceum’s 30th public conference to explore football on and off the field. 

Bullies terrorize their peers both in school hallways and now online. Nadine Connell is a UT-Dallas criminology professor who researches bullies. Connell explains what bullying is,  and what it is not.

Other stories this afternoon:

  • Toyota is in the middle of transforming a 100-acre site in Plano as its new North American headquarters. These days, automakers face tougher standards for fuel efficiency and emissions.North American CEO Jim Lentz explained to KERA’s Lee Cullum why meeting those standards while satisfying customers will be a challenge.

  • Doris Salcedo is in Dallas to accept the first Nasher Prize. It’s an international award from the Nasher Sculpture Center designed to promote sculpture, and comes with a $100,000 prize.

    For decades, the Colombian artist has used everyday objects -- like chairs and clothing -- to memorialize the victims of political violence. On Friday afternoon, Salcedo presented a public lecture in Dallas and will receive the award at a private event tomorrow.

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