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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Texas News
4:11 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

UT-Dallas Scientist Preparing For Reboot Of Large Hadron Collider

A view of the ATLAS detector during the 2005 installation of a calorimeter that will measure the energies of particles produced when protons collide inside of the detector.
Credit Maximilien Brice / (C) 2005 CERN

Thousands of researchers around the globe are participating in what’s been dubbed the world’s largest science experiment – a particle accelerator in Switzerland called the Large Hadron Collider.

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Texas News
5:51 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

UT-Dallas Professor Dives Deep Into The Mysterious Mariana Trench

The three-person submersible 'Shinkai 6500' can dive up to 6,500 meters (about 4 miles). UT Dallas researcher Ignacio Pujana served as a scientific observer on board the vessel.
UTD

To boldly go where no man has gone before – is a phrase that usually leads to thoughts of exploring the stars, but in this case we’re referring to the deepest parts of the ocean.

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KERA Newsroom
6:42 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

From The Newsroom: First Week Attendance, Potentially Haunted Workspace

Matt McGee Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

In many school districts, students keep trickling in days and even weeks after the first bell. And two local art curators had a vision: they wanted to create a place where artists could both live and work in Dallas. They found a house and possibly some unexpected house guests.

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Texas News
6:46 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

From The Newsroom: Dancing Around The Presidency, Grading Texas Schools

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Ted Cruz and Rick Perry both spoke at the annual meeting sponsored by the conservative website RedState. So far it seems like a potential presidential run is something both Texans are dancing around. And with statewide school rankings released today, there was good and bad news for North Texas schools.

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Texas News
6:21 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Footprints Suggest Duck-Billed Dinosaurs Thrived In Polar Ecosystem

Anthony Fiorillo is Curator of Earth Sciences at the Perot Museum in Dallas.

Some newly-found footprints of the duck-billed hadrosaur just might change our understanding of the species.

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Texas News
6:00 am
Wed July 30, 2014

MillerCoors In Fort Worth Is Saving Water While Brewing Beer

The drought has tested industries across Texas in the last few years -- and it's even had an impact on beer.

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Texas News
2:30 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

VIDEO: Teen Who Survived Skydiving Accident Is 'Doing Better Every Day'

A 16-year-old North Texas girl who plummeted more than 3,000 feet to the ground in a skydiving accident in Oklahoma says she panicked then blacked out after her parachute malfunctioned and doesn't remember striking the ground.

Makenzie Wethington of Joshua spoke Thursday from a wheelchair during a news conference at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
 

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Sports
1:05 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Space: The Final Frontier For Dirk Nowitzki?

Nowitzki bobblehead meets the stratosphere.
Dallas Mavericks YouTube

Dirk Nowitzki has done just about everything a basketball player can do: He's the the first European-born player to win the NBA's MVP award. He led the Mavericks to the NBA title. And he's an 11-time All-Star. 

Next up: How 'bout a shot into space?

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Health/Science
2:44 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

West Nile Cases Increase Across Texas

Culex mosquitoes lay their eggs on the surface of fresh or stagnant water.
Sean McCann (cc) flickr

The city of Rowlett is among those reporting increases in human cases of West Nile Virus.

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Texas News
12:40 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Dallas Police Increase Security Following Colorado Shooting

Photo from Jessica Ghawi's Twitter account.

In response to the shooting that occurred in Aurora, Colorado, the Dallas Police Department says it has ".. instructed patrol officers to provide extra visibility and to be extra vigilant at public locations where large numbers of people gather, such as movie theaters."  

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