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Top Stories: Richardson Teens Suspended Over Racist Posts; The Future Of Animation

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News:

The Richardson school district has suspended two high school students after they posted racially charged messages on social media. As KERA’s Stella Chavez reports, parents brought the issue to the district’s attention.


Other stories:

  • Zack McDermott was working as a public defender in New York City when he started to have delusions that his life was one big audition for a reality TV show, with him as the breakout star. McDermott was experiencing a manic episode, a symptom of his bipolar disorder, which landed him in multiple hospitals, including one for violent and sexual offenders. Today on Think, he talked with Krys Boyd about learning to manage his symptoms. 

  • We’re living in a new golden age of animation. More than 100 animated movies are released each year – and that doesn’t even include video games or TV cartoons. On Thursday, Art&Seek will present a State of the Arts panel at the Dallas Museum of Art on animation – both as an art and an industry in North Texas. Anne Bothwell sat down with Jerome Weeks, who’s hosting the panel, to talk about the future of animation.

 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.