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Top Stories: North Texans Like To Spend Money On Gifts; College Students Split on NFL Protests

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

North Texans plan to spend more on gifts and entertainment than the average American — way more, according to the consulting company Deloitte. Plus, for the first time ever, North Texans plan to do shopping online than in brick-and-mortar stores.

KERA’s Christopher Connelly takes a look at the firm’s annual survey of holiday shoppers.

Other stories this morning:

  • There’s been a different kind of backdrop this NFL season: the ongoing debate about players taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police violence against African Americans. UT-Dallas researcher Alex Piquero is trying to gauge how deep the racial divide over this issue is among college students, and came up with this study.

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.