John Mark Dempsey

Announcer/Reporter/Professor

Dr. John Mark Dempsey is an associate professor of radio-television at A&M-Commerce and head of the Department of Mass Media, Communication and Theatre.  He works part-time as a news announcer-producer for the Texas State Network in Dallas.  Dr. Dempsey was the first student to broadcast on KETR and the first to broadcast Commerce Tigers football on the station.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Blake Cooper: CSCOPE not well understood

Blake Cooper
Commerce ISD

Commerce ISD superintendent Blake Cooper says the controversial CSCOPE resource system that has been used in the Texas schools is more than a few controversial lesson plans.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Homecoming week ahead for A&M-C

Derryle Peace
A&M-Commerce

A&M-Commerce Alumni Relations director Derryle Peace is ready for Homecoming Week at the University, October 28-Nov. 2.  The homecoming game vs. Angelo State University is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.

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Blacklands Cafe
7:00 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Alicia Wittkopf: Commerce, Quinlan facilities would ease pressure on Greenville emergency room

Alicia Wittkopf
Hunt Memorial Hospital District

Hunt Memorial Hospital District Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications Alicia Wittkopf says, if voters approve a bond issue on Nov. 5, emergency care would be spread more evenly around the county, with new emergency-care and out-patient facilities being built in Commerce and Quinlan.

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Blacklands Cafe
7:00 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Greenville update: L3, chem plant, YMCA, water park

Caleb Slinkard
A&M-Commerce

Herald Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard opens his notebook on the Blacklands Cafe.

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Blacklands Cafe
8:45 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Jim Ainsworth: Term limits may be the answer to our political problems

Jim Ainsworth

Certified Public Accountant and Financial Planner, and Northeast Texas author Jim Ainsworth guests on the Blacklands Cafe, and says term limits may be the only solution to the ongoing political troubles in Washington, D.C.  And he says achieving term limits may not be as impossible as you might think.

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Blacklands Cafe
7:00 am
Mon October 21, 2013

'Bath salts:' Innocent name for dangerous synthetic drug

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks
A&M-Commerce

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling and student affairs coordinator at Texas A&M University-Commerce, warns that innocent-sounding "bath salts" are highly addictive synthetic drugs that are sold over-the-counter in Northeast Texas.  The effects of of "bath salts" are similar to cocaine, Dr. Hendricks says.

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Blacklands Cafe
7:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

NE Texas churches strive to reach 'nones'

Dr. Jeff Johnson
First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church of Commerce pastor Dr. Jeff Johnson discusses the phenomenon of the "nones," those who profess no religion, on the latest edition of the Blacklands Cafe.

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Blacklands Cafe
7:00 am
Thu October 17, 2013

United Way campaign kicks off Oct. 24

Frances Dalbey
Hunt County United Way

The executive director of the Hunt County United Way, Frances Dalbey, discusses domestic abuse, UW agency Women in Need, and the kickoff dinner for the annual UW fund-raising campaign Thursday, October 24 on this edition of the Blacklands Cafe.

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Blacklands Cafe
7:00 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Dr. Dale Funderburk: Federal debt is not like your debt

Dr. Dale Funderburk
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor and interim dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship Dr. Dale Funderburk says comparing federal debt to your personal debt is not an "apples-to-apples" comparison, because you can't print money or borrow massive amounts from foreign countries.

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Blacklands Cafe
8:10 am
Tue October 15, 2013

K-2 synthetic drug a serious risk to users

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor and drug abuse counselor Dr. LaVelle Hendricks says K2, also known as "synthetic marijuana," poses a major health risk.

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