Rick Holter http://keranews.org en Former Senator Olympia Snowe Talks Hyper-Partisanship And The State Of Congress http://keranews.org/post/former-senator-olympia-snowe-talks-hyper-partisanship-and-state-congress <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Olympia </span>Snowe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the only woman to have served in both houses of the Maine legislature and both houses of Congress. Two years ago, the moderate Republican retired from the U.S. Senate, citing the surge in hyper-partisanship and extremism. This week, she was in Dallas to speak at a Planned Parenthood awards luncheon -- and she talked with </span>KERA’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> vice president of news, Rick </span>Holter<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, in this week’s Friday Conversation.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Krystina Martinez & Rick Holter 47805 at http://keranews.org Former Senator Olympia Snowe Talks Hyper-Partisanship And The State Of Congress Former President Jimmy Carter: Religions Have A Role In Abuse And Degradation Of Women http://keranews.org/post/former-president-jimmy-carter-religions-have-role-abuse-and-degradation-women <p>Jimmy Carter is on a mission. The 89-year-old former president has issued a blunt manifesto in book form titled <em>A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power.</em> In today’s Friday Conversation, President Carter talks with KERA’s vice president of news, Rick Holter, about what he calls “the human and civil rights struggle of our time” – how religions have systematically denigrated women, leading to prejudice, infanticide and horrific violence.</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:13:00 +0000 Krystina Martinez & Rick Holter 47466 at http://keranews.org Former President Jimmy Carter: Religions Have A Role In Abuse And Degradation Of Women As NCAA Tournament Arrives In North Texas, Rating The Final Four Teams http://keranews.org/post/ncaa-tournament-arrives-north-texas-rating-final-four-teams <p>Fans from Florida, Wisconsin, Connecticut and Kentucky are cashing in frequent flyer miles, nailing down hotels, scrounging for tickets and heading to North Texas for the NCAA men’s Final Four, which starts Saturday. NPR’s sports correspondent, Tom Goldman, is coming, with 80,000 or so of his closest friends. KERA’s vice president of news, Rick Holter, talked with him.</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:27:10 +0000 Rick Holter & Eric Aasen 47336 at http://keranews.org As NCAA Tournament Arrives In North Texas, Rating The Final Four Teams 2,400 Miles Later, NPR's Steve Inskeep Talks About Life On The Border http://keranews.org/post/2400-miles-later-nprs-steve-inskeep-talks-about-life-border <p>Talk about a road trip! NPR’s Steve Inskeep&nbsp;and a team of producers just finished a 2,400-mile journey along the U.S.-Mexico border — from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean – to explore how the two countries are linked and how they’re separated.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The NPR series, Borderland, paints a picture of a region separated in places by a river, walls, and barbed wire, but united in many unexpected ways.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In this week’s Friday Conversation,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Inskeep</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;speaks with&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KERA’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;vice president of news Rick&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Holter</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:58:55 +0000 Eric Aasen, Rick Holter & Krystina Martinez 46772 at http://keranews.org 2,400 Miles Later, NPR's Steve Inskeep Talks About Life On The Border SMU Basketball Coach Larry Brown On The Latest Chapter Of His Storied Career http://keranews.org/post/smu-basketball-coach-larry-brown-latest-chapter-his-storied-career <p><strong>Update, Monday, 6:05 p.m.</strong>: SMU did not make it into the NCAA tournament despite a top 25 ranking. The Mustangs host an NIT game against California-Irvine Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Moody Coliseum.</p><p><strong>Our original </strong><strong>post</strong>:&nbsp;Larry Brown has had a singular career in the basketball world. He’s coached 10 NBA teams and three college squads, and he’s the only coach ever to win both the NCAA and pro titles. And just weeks before the Final Four comes to North Texas, he took his latest reclamation project, SMU, into the top 25 for the first time in nearly three decades<strong>.</strong></p><p>Brown sat down with KERA’s vice president of news, Rick Holter, for a Friday Conversation.</p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Rick Holter 46453 at http://keranews.org SMU Basketball Coach Larry Brown On The Latest Chapter Of His Storied Career TV's Gloria Campos On Her Last Night In The Anchor Chair And 'A Turning Point In My Life' http://keranews.org/post/tvs-gloria-campos-her-last-night-anchor-chair-and-turning-point-my-life <p>For three decades, Gloria Campos has been like a member of the family to thousands of North Texans. In today’s Friday Conversation, the 59-year-old&nbsp;WFAA-Channel 8 anchor talks about her career as the first Latino anchor on local TV news and about how she’ll say goodbye tonight.</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:30:23 +0000 Rick Holter 46157 at http://keranews.org TV's Gloria Campos On Her Last Night In The Anchor Chair And 'A Turning Point In My Life' A Plano Pastor Talks About The Ukrainian Upheaval's Effect On His Church http://keranews.org/post/plano-pastor-talks-about-ukrainian-upheavals-effect-his-church <p>For the last several weeks, reverberations from the <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/126978660/ukraine">upheaval in Ukraine</a> have been felt here in North Texas, where several thousand Ukrainians have settled.&nbsp;</p><p>At Plano's <a href="http://riveroflifedfw.com/">River of Life church</a>, the congregation includes people from 15 Russian-speaking countries. Balancing those divergent views is a challenge for pastor Leonid Regheta. In this week's Friday Conversation, he sat down with Rick Holter, KERA's&nbsp;vice president of news, to talk about handling the conflict from the pulpit.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:33:29 +0000 Krystina Martinez & Rick Holter & Caydee Daniel 45888 at http://keranews.org A Plano Pastor Talks About The Ukrainian Upheaval's Effect On His Church Startling Stats, And Three Ways To Dig Out Of Being 'One Crisis Away' http://keranews.org/post/startling-stats-and-three-ways-dig-out-being-one-crisis-away <p>The numbers are staggering: One of every six Texans lives below the poverty line. One in three has no savings account. Two of every three have a sub-prime credit rating. Those numbers, and the real-life people they represent, are what propels Woody Widrow.</p><p>Widrow is executive&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">director of <a href="https://raisetexas.org/">Raise Texas</a>, a nonprofit network of organizations focused on helping people build financial stability. As part of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the </span>KERA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;series </span><a href="http://keranews.org/topic/one-crisis-away" style="line-height: 1.5;">One Crisis Away</a>, he sat down for a Friday Conversation.</p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Rick Holter 45529 at http://keranews.org Startling Stats, And Three Ways To Dig Out Of Being 'One Crisis Away' The Rangers' Eric Nadel On Baseball, The Power of Radio And His Dream Musical Date http://keranews.org/post/rangers-eric-nadel-baseball-power-radio-and-his-dream-musical-date <p>Pitchers and catchers for the Texas Rangers start spring training tomorrow in Surprise, Ariz. The man who's been their radio voice for 35 years, Eric Nadel, will join them soon.</p><p>But before he goes,&nbsp;Nadel&nbsp;stopped by&nbsp;KERA&nbsp;to talk about about how he got into the game, his favorite Rangers moment and the Ford Frick Award he'll collect in July for being baseball's best announcer. (And don't miss his dream musical date in this extended version of the radio interview.)</p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Rick Holter 45259 at http://keranews.org The Rangers' Eric Nadel On Baseball, The Power of Radio And His Dream Musical Date Dallas Rep. Villalba To Lt. Gov. Candidates: 'Friends, These 'Illegals' Are People' http://keranews.org/post/dallas-rep-villalba-lt-gov-candidates-friends-these-illegals-are-people <p>State Rep. Jason Villalba, a Republican from North Dallas, wrote an <a href="https://www.facebook.com/notes/texans-for-jason-villalba/rep-jason-villalba-sends-open-letter-to-lt-governor-candidates/660628210666083">open letter</a> Tuesday to his GOP colleagues running for lieutenant governor. The topic? Immigration. The tone? Well, read on...</p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:08:03 +0000 Rick Holter 45156 at http://keranews.org Dallas Rep. Villalba To Lt. Gov. Candidates: 'Friends, These 'Illegals' Are People'