Justin Martin | KERA News

Justin Martin

All Things Considered Host

Justin Martin is KERA’s local host of All Things Considered, anchoring afternoon newscasts for KERA 90.1 & KXT 91.7. Justin is also responsible for editing and publishing online news content for KERA, and can be heard in various KERA radio and TV productions.

Justin grew up in Mannheim, Germany, and avidly listened to the Voice of America and National Public Radio whenever stateside. He graduated from the American Broadcasting School, and further polished his skills with radio veteran Kris Anderson of the Mighty 690 fame, a 50,000 watt border-blaster operating out of Tijuana, Mexico. Justin has worked as holiday anchor for the USA Radio Network, serving the U.S. Armed Forces Network. He’s also hosted, produced, and engineered several shows, including the Southern Gospel Jubilee on 660 KSKY.

Justin lives in Dallas with his pets and lovingly cultivates his addiction to coffee, classic video games, and all things technology.

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On Friday, a state district judge ruled that members of the troubled Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund can vote on proposed benefit cuts. Some firefighters and police officers had filed a lawsuit in part to block members from voting on the cuts. The pension fund has been struggling – and some worry it could ultimately bankrupt the city.

A project underway at Texas Christian University is recording the voices and stories of those who've lived through the Civil Rights Movement in Texas. Max Krochmal is the director of the project, " Civil Rights in Black and Brown ."

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Paul Quinn College in southern Dallas recently received $1.1 million to help revitalize the school and the surrounding Highland Hills neighborhood. The college got the financial boost from the Dallas Impact Investing Collaborative.

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High school football playoffs are underway. For the Aledo Bearcats — a powerhouse football team from Parker County – this time of the season is the ultimate test after months of training hard and dreaming big.

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Stray dogs have plagued southern Dallas for decades. The issue gained national attention in May after Antoinette Brown was mauled to death by a pack of dogs. The attack followed years of complaints from residents, and a consultant group recently estimated 8,700 loose dogs roam the streets in the southern part of the city.

Reports of creepy clown sightings have rippled across the country over the last few weeks – and almost all of them have been debunked as hoaxes. For some professional clowns, it’s been a challenging time.

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A new report examines the high cost of court fines and fees and how they can trap minority kids in a downward spiral. Alex Piquero with the University of Texas at Dallas co-authored the study and he joins KERA’s Justin Martin to talk about its findings.

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When you think of Denton, you may think of its universities, its art and music scene or its breweries. Back before any of the bustling bars peddled craft beers, Dentonites were producing and selling illegal liquor.

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Video gamers will opt to lose sleep if they're about to reach a new level or accomplish a satisfying goal. But some gamers can acquire what's called "sleep debt" if they're unable to stop playing, according to new research.

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A firestorm erupted after the maker of EpiPen announced steep price hikes for the life-saving injector device. It helps people who have potentially fatal allergic reactions.

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