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
8:27 am
Fri July 12, 2013

'Go Down Looking': Closing reflections

"Go Down Looking" author 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
3:30 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Cooper Lake at less than half capacity as drought continues

Cooper Lake has retreated well past its former banks.
Cindy Roller KETR

Some welcome rains this afternoon aren't enough to make a dent in the overall drought in Northeast Texas.

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Texas Legislature
11:09 am
Wed July 10, 2013

House Bill 2 passes; Senate up next

NPR

The Texas House of Representatives this morning passed House Bill 2, the measure containing sweeping new restrictions on abortion.

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Texas Legislature
3:22 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Mid-afternoon report: Amendments to HB2 voted down

Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston) was among several lawmakers who took center stage during Tuesday's activity.
Filipa Rodrigues KUT

Several amendments were proposed, but none approved, as the Texas House of representatives continues its proceedings regarding House Bill 2, the measure that would overhaul the state's abortion rules.

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Texas Health
1:07 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Delta has highest abortion rate in area; Lamar lowest

Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Department of State Health Services statistics show that among counties in the KETR service area, Delta County has the highest rate of abortion.

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Texas Government
2:02 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Perry won't seek re-election, won't rule out 2016 prez bid

Gov. Rick Perry
NPR

In San Antonio, Gov. Rick Perry announced today that he won't seek re-election as Texas governor. Perry also did not rule out another run at the presidency in 2016.

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Tomorrow's Water Today
7:05 am
Mon July 8, 2013

When the North Sulphur was a swamp

Land near the North Sulphur River that would be submerged under the proposed Lake Ralph Hall. The area was once a swamp.
Mark Haslett KETR

The plan to build Lake Ralph Hall in southern Fannin County is mainly a response to the region's water needs. But there's an environmental aspect with its roots in the area's natural history.

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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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News and Culture Notebook
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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