Norma Martinez

News Anchor

Norma Martinez is a native of El Paso and a veteran of public broadcasting. She began volunteering at the El Paso public radio station KTEP as a college student in 1989. She spent a year as a Morning Edition host and reporter at KRWG-FM in Las Cruces, New Mexico, before returning to KTEP as a full-time employee in 1995. At KTEP, Norma served as Morning Edition host, chief announcer, Traffic Director, PSA Director, and host and producer of various local shows.

Norma also voiced numerous commercials and worked part-time as a DJ at country, adult contemporary, and classic rock stations in El Paso.

Norma is a 1993 graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso, earning a BA in Music Performance. She spent 23 years as a cellist with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra.

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This week on Fronteras: 

 

  • Texas sees a huge drop in the number of refugee families it resettles due to Trump Administration policies. 
  • State detention centers holding immigrant minors longer than federal law allows.
  • A California lifeline for human trafficking victims is in jeopardy as they search for safety.
  • A Houston art exhibit examines the mosaic of colors in the human race.
  • A car club association in North Texas is turning the negative stereotypes associated with drivers of lowriders into positive ones.

  

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This week on Fronteras: 

  •  A nationwide expansion of immigrant detention centers is slated to begin in Texas.
  •  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blasts anti-immigrant actions in Texas and Washington.
  •   The importance of understanding language when it pertains to healthcare.
  •  Deported veterans living in Mexico fight for a chance to get back to the U.S.
  •  A report card on how the Texas legislature handled foster care this session through a family that has helped many children in need.

 

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This Week on Fronteras:

 

  • Tribal leaders and conservationists unite against President Trump’s proposed border wall.
  •  A Houston area family struggles three months after immigration officers deported the father.
  •  Breaking down language barriers teaching math.
  •  Bilingual “chat bots” text healthy tips to stop smoking and lose weight.
  •  A South Texas, barrio-friendly twist on NPR’s popular satire, A Prairie Home Companion.

Norma Martinez

Public radio fans are familiar with A Prairie Home Companion, the weekly variety show made popular by Garrison Keillor with skits, musical guests, and fake commercials.  It has a very Midwestern sensibility.  Now take that concept and give it a South Texas twist. That’s what you get with a ‘barrio-logically correct’ version that recently hit the stage in San Antonio.  

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This week on Fronteras: 

 

·         Another journalist is killed in Mexico. .

 

·         Mexico’s trade with the U.S. in electricity is booming.

 

·         President Trump’s revised travel ban fight may be headed to the nation’s highest court.

 

·         Houston looks to launch a major league rugby team next year.

 

·         Experiencing Cuba through the eyes of four university student guitarists who performed there.

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