KETR

Blacklands Cafe

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.

KETR's personal technology maven, Rick Miller, breaks down the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Commerce ISD

The Commerce Independent School District is starting a new random drug-testing program.  Commerce ISD Superintendent Blake Cooper explains the program on the Blacklands Cafe.

Bras for the Cause

"Bras for the Cause," an event that helps raise money for breast cancer victims in the Hunt County area, takes place tonight from 6:30-9 p.m. on Lee Street in downtown Greenville.  You're invited to vote on the best decorated bras.  Co-chair Janeen Cunningham guests on Blacklands Cafe.

Hunt County Historical Commission

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says fall was once cotton picking time in Hunt County and all of Northeast Texas.  She's our guest on the Blacklands Cafe.

TAMU-C

Dr. Eric Gruver, director of the "War & Memory" project at Texas A&M University-Commerce, says many Northeast Texas veterans of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War have shared the memory of their experience for the oral-history endeavor.

TAMU-C

Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti discusses a mini-housing boom in Commerce, and plans for new music-oriented enterprise that will be located in the old A.L. Day Elementary School building on the east side of Commerce.  Information here on Tipitina's.

North Texas Conference, United Methodist Church

Research shows that the number of Americans who say they have "no religion" has doubled since 1990.  First United Methodist Church senior pastor Valarie Englert discusses this trend on the Blacklands Cafe.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

The director of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged and Revised," Samantha Grace, visits the Blacklands Cafe.  The comedy will be staged October 8-13 in the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Commerce (seating is limited).

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

Hunt County Extension Agent Mary Sue Cole says the state legislature has changed the "cottage-food" law pertaining to food prepared in the home for sale on the market.  The new law reduces restrictions in some ways, creating opportunities for entrepreneurs, but also potentially creating some risk for consumers, Cole tells KETR's "Blacklands Cafe."

TAMU-C

The Vice President of Business and Administration at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Bob Brown, hosts a regular book club for University faculty, staff and students.  The current book they're studying is "Daring Greatly" by Dr. Brene Brown, currently #21 on amazon.com.

United Way

Hunt County United Way Executive Director Frances Dalbey visits us in the Blacklands Cafe, with the kickoff to the annual campaign less than a month away.

Chamber of Commerce

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Doug Rohrabaugh discusses plans for this weekend's Bois d'Arc Bash with us.

TAMU-C

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor (and interim dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship) Dr. Dale Funderburk visits with us on the debt ceiling, quantitative easing and other factors affecting the U.S. economy.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

A&M-Commerce Training and Development instructor Rick Miller discusses a bold new vision for the cell phone.

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