Mark Haslett

News Director

Mark Haslett comes to KETR having served at High Plains Public Radio in Amarillo, where he worked as News Director and later as Director of Programming. His work has been broadcast on National Public Radio, KERA, KCUR and other public radio stations. Haslett enjoys the privilege and responsibility of keeping communities well-informed. He has also worked as an editor and reporter at newspapers in the Southwest and Midwest. Haslett developed a passion for radio as a youth, when he helped his father, a program host at WRBC-AM in Jackson, Miss. He enjoys travel and has worked abroad in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Haslett is a graduate of Arlington High School and earned a B.A. in English from Tufts University in Medford, Mass.

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Texas Scribes
8:18 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Go Down Looking: Changes at home

Jim Ainsworth of Commerce, author of "Go Down Looking."
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This week's program features an excerpt from “Go Down Looking,” a novel by Jim Ainsworth of Commerce.

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Mark Haslett's Blog
2:22 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Happy Birthday, United States of America

museumofuncutfunk.com

If you've never heard Paul Robeson singing "Ballad for Americans," here it is.

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War and Memory
1:00 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Black soldiers drove 'Red Ball' to victory

Sometimes the servicemen themselves did the loading and unloading, though German prisoners often performed the task.
defense.gov

Many African-American soldiers who wanted combat duty in World War II were denied that role. But the role they were given proved invaluable.

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Mark Haslett's blog
11:04 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

New media and soccer, L.A. style

Jorge Villafana of Chivas USA, right, and Zach Loyd of FC Dallas compete during a Major League Soccer match in 2012 in Carson, Calif. FC Dallas is hosting Chivas USA on July 4 in Frisco.
scpr.org

FC Dallas is hosting Chivas USA on July 4 in Frisco. Here's a look at the 21st-century fan culture of Los Angeles' "other" soccer team.

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Northeast Texas
2:03 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Get together on the 4th of July!

Better finish sewing that flag! July 4 is this Thursday.
govbooktalk.gpo.gov

From Paris to Rockwall, here's a listing of July 4th celebrations around KETR's little corner of the world.

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Texas Crime and Corrections
10:40 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Study finds 'staggering' racial bias in marijuana enforcement

A number of Texas counties, shown in blue, had ethnicity-based discrepancies in enforcement of marijuana possession greater than the national average.
aclu.org

Researchers say that both nationwide and in Texas, arrests for marijuana possession show enforcement disparities along racial lines.

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City of Greenville
8:10 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Greenville owes state millions in sales tax revenue

City of Greenville

The City of Greenville intends to repay millions of dollars in sales tax revenue it owes to the State of Texas.

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Texas Scribes
8:18 am
Fri June 28, 2013

'Go Down Looking': Starting over at home

Jim Ainsworth
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This week's program features an excerpt from “Go Down Looking,” a novel by Jim Ainsworth of Commerce.

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Texas Water
2:10 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Lake Ralph Hall plan clears hurdle

Texas Highway 34 crosses the North Sulphur River north of Ladonia.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will be the next agency to review the plan for Lake Ralph Hall, which supporters say would be an environmental boon as well as a needed water source.

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City of Greenville
8:27 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Council votes against broadcasting meetings

City of Greenville

Apparently, a majority of the members of the Greenville City Council were not ready for their close-up, as they voted Tuesday against spending money for the video streaming of meetings.

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