Matt Meinke

Notably Texan Host/Production Director

Born in Dallas, Texas, Matt moved to the Sulphur Springs area in 1990 and settled in Commerce shortly thereafter. Having dreamed of working in radio since childhood, he began working at KETR while taking Radio-Television courses at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1993. Matt has transitioned from a part-time worker and pupil of KETR, to the station’s Chief Announcer/Producer and supervisor of student broadcasters. A familiar voice of 88-9 KETR, Matt has hosted such shows as The Late Nite Lion, and can currently be heard as host of Notably Texan.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue March 25, 2014

An unlikely place for an enlightened Hindu master

Acharya Shree Yogeesh greets visitors at The Siddhayatan Hindu-Jain Tirth & Spiritual Retreat
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

One expects to find livestock, sprawling country vistas, and quaint little towns in Northeast Texas, but not a Hindu refuge! Mary found just that at Siddhayatan Tirth & Spiritual Retreat in Windom.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue March 18, 2014

'Crystal Bridges' lead to art greats

View from outside the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
http://crystalbridges.org

Alice Walton, daughter of Wal Mart magnate Sam Walton, noticed a distinct lack of art and culture around her family's hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas.  She decided to change that by founding a world-class art museum in The Natural State.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Berlin museum opens the Iron Curtain of yesteryear

Inside the DDR interactive museum in Berlin, Germany
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Propaganda by Communist regimes in Europe once succeeded in hiding details about places like East Germany from the prying eyes of world, but museum visitors can see all the details at a museum in Berlin.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Ft. Worth is worth the second visit

Mural painted at Ft. Worth's renovated Sundance Square.
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It has been 10 years since Mary Clark and her family had visited neighboring Ft. Worth, and they were pleasantly surprised at the changes they found upon returning.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Israeli kibbutz cooperatives continue to thrive

Communal bicycles at a kibbutz in Israel.
http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com

During a recent trip, Mary discovered that an old way of life is still thriving along the Mediterranean Sea.

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Notably Texan
6:05 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Danny Barnes continues to pioneer new sounds

Danny Barnes wielding a bazouki, a stringed instrument with Greek origins.
Danny Barnes Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/danny.barnes)

Danny Barnes has made a name for himself as an unclassifiable artist whose skills on the banjo are unrivaled.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Albanian entrepreneurs serve up local Italian food

Sign above an Oklahoma Italian Restaurant, owned by ethic Albanians
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

Mary tours Italian restaurants in the region, and finds the unexpected common thread of ethnic Albanian owners at many eateries.

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Notably Texan
5:44 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Texans prominent in Grammy Award nods

http://www.grammy.com

The nominees for the 56th annual Grammy Awards were recently announced, and Texas artists make up a large portion of the group once again.

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Notably Texan
5:51 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Hendrix appreciates 'The Yin and the Yang of Texas music'

www.terrihendrix.com

Terri Hendrix phoned in to Notably Texan Wednesday from her home in San Marcos to talk to Matt Meinke about music, house concerts, her Own Your Own Universe endeavor, dogs, gardening, and Lloyd Maines.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Turkey provides spectacle along the waters

Passenger ferry sails across the Marmara Sea, near Istanbul Turkey.
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Mary explores the coastline of the European country of Turkey, and finds some of the most memorable waters in the world.

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