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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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When a superstar athlete has a catastrophic injury, the first call often goes out to Dr. James Andrews. The surgeon worked on the shoulder of former Cowboy Troy Aikman, the knee of Tiger Woods and the elbow Yu Darvish, among many others. 

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After 16 hours of testimony, a controversial bill aimed at so-called “sanctuary cities” has made it out of committee and will go to the full State Senate next week.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: A hearing’s underway in Austin for a bill that would ban so-called “sanctuary cities.”

City of Dallas

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: T.C. Broadnax takes over today as Dallas City Manager. He’ll oversee an annual budget of $3 billion and run a city with 1.3 million residents.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Hundreds of North Texans are heading to Austin for Texas Muslim Capitol Day. The lobbying effort gives Muslims an opportunity to meet with elected officials and learn about the political process and civic advocacy. 

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President Trump’s executive order banning refugees and visitors from seven primarily Muslim countries caused chaos at airports across the country. Many of those detained by U.S. Customs had legal visas or green cards.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Texas last night executed its second man this year. Terry Edwards was convicted of killing two people at a Subway shop in Balch Springs in 2002. The U.S. Supreme Court delayed the execution several hours to consider last- minute appeals.

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For the first time in decades, an outsider will be Dallas city manager. T.C. Broadnax takes the post next week. Though Dallas faces some big issues - a major bond election, a struggling police and fire pension system and crumbling streets – Broadnax says those challenges drew him to the job.

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What’s being called a “homeland security summit” begins this morning in Austin. State House member Kyle Biedermann says he organized the summit to “thoroughly understand the threat of radical Islamic terrorism in Texas.”

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The head of the state’s Senate Finance Committee wants a group of senators to come up with a plan to overhaul the state’s system for funding public education.

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