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Top Stories: Day Without Immigrants Protest Hits North Texas; The New Way Of Making Vinyl Records

Thirteen El Rancho stores in North Texas closed on Thursday in support of the day without immigrants protest.

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News:

Immigrants in North Texas, and across the country, stayed home from work and school today. Several North Texas businesses closed in solidarity. The Day Without Immigrants protest was designed to highlight their role in America’s economy and way of life.

Other stories this afternoon:

  • Years ago, lives were more likely to end relatively quickly due to accidents, infectious diseases and other common ailments. In today’s world, though, death has become more complex. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with Dr. Haider Warraich of Duke University Medical Center about how modern medicine has changed the way we die. 
  • Last year vinyl album sales grew 39-percent, the 11th straight year of growth, and that’s great news for Dustin Blocker. Each week in the Artist Spotlight, we follow the personal journey of a North Texas creative. Today, Art&Seek’s Hady Mawajdeh profiles the music entrepreneur, who hopes his new record presses will be a game-changer for vinyl.

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.
Rachel Osier Lindley is Statewide Senior Editor for The Texas Newsroom.