Jerrod Knight http://ketr.org en 'Lions Leading Hope' to help with immigration crisis http://ketr.org/post/lions-leading-hope-help-immigration-crisis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CommerceLionsClub" target="_blank">Commerce Lions Club</a> and the A&amp;M-Commerce Health and Human Performance department are teamed up to generate support for relief efforts related to the care and housing of the roughly 60,000 unaccompanied immigrant children expected to to have detained at the U.S.-Mexico border by this September.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jerrod Knight 56663 at http://ketr.org 'Lions Leading Hope' to help with immigration crisis The July Perspective: Summer camps and #SCAchat http://ketr.org/post/july-perspective-summer-camps-and-scachat <p>Summertime is no slow time at Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce so long as young athletes and musicians have interest in summer camp. The campus plays host to a number of sports, music, teaching, and other special interest summer programs each year.</p><p>This month, Lions head basketball coach Sam Walker joins Dr. Dan Jones on The President's Perspective to talk about a recent basketball camp that drew talent, in the form of both campers and counselors, from around the nation.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Jerrod Knight 55656 at http://ketr.org The July Perspective: Summer camps and #SCAchat Reese: Broadway boffo beats boring bunch http://ketr.org/post/reese-broadway-boffo-beats-boring-bunch <p>The review of this week's box office offerings from Alice Reese starts on a high note with kind words for Jersey Boys, the Hollywood version of the successful stage play about 60's iconic musical group The Four Seasons. Clint Eastwood directs.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:44:26 +0000 Jerrod Knight 55208 at http://ketr.org Reese: Broadway boffo beats boring bunch 'A Million Ways' raunchy, 'Maleficient' not for young kids http://ketr.org/post/million-ways-raunchy-maleficient-not-young-kids <p>The creator of Family Guy and Ted has stepped into the world of the western with "A Million Ways to Die in the West." Reviewer Alice Reese finds admirable points in the casting, the music, the scenery, and the direction - but not the script.</p><p>This week Alice shares her thoughts on "A Million Ways," plus the new Disney offering, "Maleficient," starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning.</p><p>Alice Reese is the movie reviewer for the Greenville Herald-Banner, the Rockwall Herald-Banner, and has been offering her insight to KETR's audience since December 2008.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 14:43:18 +0000 Jerrod Knight 54264 at http://ketr.org 'A Million Ways' raunchy, 'Maleficient' not for young kids Jones talks diversity, rodeo with Romero http://ketr.org/post/jones-talks-diversity-rodeo-romero <p></p><p>During the May 2014 installment of The President's Perspective, Dr. Dan Jones invited two guests to discuss the genesis and the successes of the Texas A&amp;M Univeristy-Commerce rodeo team; advisor and coach Dr. Edward Romero and interim head of Agricultural Science, Dr. Derald Harp.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 21:03:31 +0000 Jerrod Knight 53419 at http://ketr.org Jones talks diversity, rodeo with Romero The Other Woman, and other movies http://ketr.org/post/other-woman-and-other-movies <p>"It's the Leslie Mann show," says Alice, about the comedy opening in wide release this Friday, The Other Woman. It also stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton, and follows three unlikely friends on their quest for revenge.</p><p>Alice also talks about an art house film which won top awards at the Cannes Film Festival, called Only Lovers Left Alive, which stars Tilda Swinton as a vampire.</p><p>Finally, we look ahead to the first major superhero movie to be released this year, The Amazing Spider-Man 2.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:05:00 +0000 Jerrod Knight 52604 at http://ketr.org The Other Woman, and other movies KD ladies okay after blaze http://ketr.org/post/kd-ladies-okay-after-blaze <p>The Commerce fire department was dispatched to the Kappa Delta sorority house on the campus of Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce at 7:45 on Friday night to extinguish a fire.</p><p>According to sources, the blaze was limited to a single first-floor room which has been unoccupied this semester.</p><p>All of the students evacuated the building without incident. The cause of the blaze and the extent of the damage is not yet known, though occupants are being allowed to return to their rooms.</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 03:09:37 +0000 Jerrod Knight 52043 at http://ketr.org KD ladies okay after blaze Hall: STEM programs 'vital to our nation's future' http://ketr.org/post/hall-stem-programs-vital-our-nations-future <p>Texas' 4th congressional district Rep. Ralph Hall joined Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce president Dr. Dan Jones and KETR General Manager Jerrod Knight for the April 2014 installment of KETR's local monthly talk show, <em>The President's Perspective</em>.</p><p>Unique to this broadcast was the opportunity to visit with the congressman at NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. - a necessary element thanks to Hall's tight schedule. In fact, the program was short by five minutes as a quick vote on the House floor was announced, and staffers whisked him away.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:18:57 +0000 Jerrod Knight 51572 at http://ketr.org Hall: STEM programs 'vital to our nation's future' Join or renew your membership today! http://ketr.org/post/join-or-renew-your-membership-today <p>You count on 88.9 KETR for the latest local and national news, up-to-the-minute weather information, and some of the best music around. We count on you for support.</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:25:12 +0000 Jerrod Knight 51497 at http://ketr.org Join or renew your membership today! NerdWallet: Greenville among top 10 Texas "Cities on the Rise" http://ketr.org/post/nerdwallet-greenville-among-top-10-texas-cities-rise <p>This week, consumer finance website <a href="http://www.nerdwallet.com/" target="_blank">NerdWallet</a> crunched some numbers from <a href="http://martinprosperity.org/media/Mega%20Regions_Insight_14-03-05.pdf" target="_blank">a study</a> by the Martin Prosperity Institute and came up with a list of 126 "cities on the rise in Texas." Greenville was listed in the number nine spot.</p><p>Some of the factors contributing to the high rank, <a href="http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/2014/cities-on-the-rise-texas/" target="_blank">according to this post</a>, were:</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:52:11 +0000 Jerrod Knight 50915 at http://ketr.org NerdWallet: Greenville among top 10 Texas "Cities on the Rise"