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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 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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Death is inevitable, but few are willing to confront it publicly. Jeffrey Weiss has been a reporter for 35 years, and he’s in the middle of writing the story of his life – a series about his own brain tumor.

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The Texas Rangers have opened a preliminary inquiry into the sexual assault scandal at Baylor University. The investigative unit is working with a local prosecutor’s office to determine if further action’s needed.

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Though same-sex marriage has been legal in the U-S for the last two years, it’s raised other legal questions. The Texas Supreme Court this morning will hear oral arguments in a case out of Houston.

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State Sen. Don Huffines (R-Dallas) filed legislation today to gut Dallas County Schools. The agency provides transportation services to 12 North Texas school districts.

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Although the U.S. Justice Department says it’s no longer contesting the Texas voter ID law, a hearing on the rules will move forward today as scheduled.

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Opening statements are expected to begin this morning in the federal corruption trial against Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price.

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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.