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.


Texas News
5:15 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

In Dallas This Weekend, A Hackathon Just For Students

Adil Shaikh is a graduate student at UT-Dallas and one of the hackathon organizers.

High school and college students from across North America will be in Dallas this weekend for what’s being called a hackathon. 

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4:00 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

UT Southwestern To Develop Nation's First Heavy Ion Radiation Center

Dr. Hak Choy, left, is chair and professor of radiation oncology at UT Southwestern.

A landmark type of cancer treatment has found a home in Dallas. UT Southwestern Medical Center has been charged with developing the country’s first National Center for Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy. 

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Texas News
1:58 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Isis Brantley On African Hair Braiding And Her 20-Year Court Battle

Isis Brantley owns the Institute of Ancestral Braiding in Oak Cliff.
Krystina Martinez KERA News

A Dallas businesswoman achieved a victory against the state of Texas this month when a federal court declared that rules that regulate businesses that teach African hair braiding are unconstitutional. 

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Texas News
7:20 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Research Shows Bosses Are More Likely To Be Psychopaths


While psychopaths reportedly make up about 1 percent of the country, they occupy nearly 4 percent of its management positions. These figures are part of a study co-authored by Craig Neumann, a professor of psychology at the University of North Texas. He talks about what this means, and how it could affect the workplace.

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Texas News
9:11 pm
Sun January 4, 2015

From 'Beezin' To 'Smugshrug,' Grant Barrett's Buzzwords And Phrases Of 2014


Grant Barrett of the public radio show “A Way With Words” is known for his annual list of the words of the year. There are plenty of familiar ones – things like “ice bucket challenge” and “common core.” But what about "babymetal" or "beezin"? Barrett discusses what turned his ear in 2014. 

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Arts & Culture
12:23 pm
Sat December 13, 2014

How A Photographer Captured Dallas Wrapped In Fog

Justin Terveen's photo of downtown Dallas peeking out of the fog has been shared widely on social media.
Justin Terveen Urban Fabric Photography

Professional photographers use more than just high-end cameras to do their work. The job requires lots of planning, dealing with harsh, unpredictable weather, and a lot of lost sleep waiting to capture the right moment. 

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4:30 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

The Bright Side And Dark Side Of Blue Light

SMU Professor Brian Zoltowski
Credit Rick Holter / KERA News

Light is necessary for life on earth, but scientists believe that too much of a certain wavelength can cause everything from crop diseases to changes in the migratory patterns of animals. SMU professor Brian Zoltowski is working to unravel the mystery of blue light in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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Texas News
5:48 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Inside The Craft Coffee Boom In North Texas

Liz Goulding writes for the Dallas Observer.
Krystina Martinez KERA News

Specialty coffee shops are joining the artisanal food and beer boom in Dallas. These shops aim for a better bean, and Liz Goulding explored the local craft coffee scene in last week’s Dallas Observer cover story.

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6:30 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

UTA Professor's Invention Looks For Life Millions of Miles From Earth

This mosaic comprises four individual images taken from from the centre of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 17 November 2014.

Zipping through the solar system, 310 million miles from Earth, a comet is carrying an invention by a North Texan. The goal: Analyze the building blocks of life.

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Texas News
2:35 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Bitcoin: Behind The Cryptocurrency Curtain

Zach Copley Flickr

Fans of bitcoin tout the digital currency as secure, anonymous and efficient. But wildly fluctuating exchange rates and charges recently in an alleged bitcoin Ponzi scheme in North Texas have put a spotlight on bitcoin’s risks.

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