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Krystina Martinez

Assistant Producer

Krystina Martinez is an assistant producer at KERA. She wakes up bright and early to produce local content for Morning Edition and KERANews.org. She also produces The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. 

The Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) named Krystina a New Voices scholar in 2016, which is awarded to early career talent shaping the future of public media. Krystina first joined KERA as a freelancer in 2013. She produced for Morning EditionAll Things Considered and Think, contributed stories, produced Ebola coverage and served as the local producer for StoryCorps’ North Texas visit in 2014. Prior to KERA, she interned at NPR’s Weekend Edition in Washington, D.C.

A North Texas native, Krystina is a graduate of West Texas A&M University. Say hello @ThisIsKrystina.

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New federal memos this week on immigration enforcement have stoked fears that millions of people could be deported. A UT-Dallas student who’s part of the DACA program spent the night in a Richardson jail. He’d been pulled over on a traffic warrant, but was detained when his immigration status was discovered.

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Two major bills will soon head to the full state Senate.

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In the wake of President Trump's executive orders on travel and refugees, a wave of immigration roundups occurred last weekend. The attention’s now on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency in charge of allowing people into this country and deporting others.

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The criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton heads back to the Collin County Courthouse this morning for a pre-trial hearing.

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The Senate Health and Human Services Committee will take up three abortion-related bills this morning in Austin.

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Officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement say agents detained more than 50 people over the weekend in the Austin and San Antonio areas.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: A vigil was held over the weekend for a homeless refugee in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood of Dallas.

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An anti-sanctuary cities bill faces a final vote this morning in the Texas Senate.

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The state Senate today will take up two of the Governor's emergency items: reforming ethics laws and banning so-called "sanctuary cities."

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: As the debate over punishing so-called sanctuary cities moves to the full State Senate this week, the Tarrant County sheriff wants his deputies trained to identify undocumented immigrants.

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