Listen to the local stories by KTXK reporter Sabrina McCormick that are featured during Morning Edition, Public Radio News Hour, and All Things Considered.
Story 1 - CHRISTUS St. Michael Health Systems recently welcomed a new cardiovascular thoracic surgeon on board at the hospital. But before he came to Texarkana, or to the US for that matter, Dr. Thomas Hoang (HONG) boarded a real ship. One that would leave him and others fleeing communist Vietnam, stranded at sea for an entire month with no water or provisions to sustain them. Many on board died, but Hoang survived and today has become an award-winning surgeon in his field. Sabrina McCormick recently spoke to Hoang about his journey here. This is the first in a two-part story.
Story 2 - Here is the second in a two-part series, featuring newly hired CHRISTUS ST. MICHAEL Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeon, Dr. Thomas Hoang. Hoang fled Vietnam in 1981 following the end of the Vietnam War. He and several others became stranded on their journey and for 28 days drifted in the ocean before being rescued by a Dutch Ship and taken to a refugee camp in the Philippines. This is the second in a two-part story.
Story 3 - The Texas Society Daughters of the American Revolution aim to raise enough money for the restoration of period gowns on display at Texas Woman’s University in Denton. The dresses are either those actually worn by Texas’ first ladies or replicas of dresses from the first lady’s time period.
Story 4 - The first in a series of stories with a local retired U.S. Army Captain from DeQueen, who survived a harrowing ordeal in 2004 that became one of the darkest days in the U.S. involvement in Iraq. Captain James Matthew Fisk wrote about the event in the book "Black Knights, Dark Days: The True Story Of Sadr City's Black Sunday." (Broadcast on August 1, 2017)
Story 5 - Here is the second part of a three-part interview with U.S. Army Captain James Matthew Fisk. Captain James Fisk’s outfit was under heavy fire when back-up forces arrived to aid the soldiers during an ambush that involved insurgents, in April, 2004.
The siege against the American forces disabled the meager firepower the group had brought with them to perform their mission, which was a routine one, to perform humanitarian service in the city’s poorest area. The fighting would take the lives of eight U.S. soldiers, and its bloody legacy became known as, “Black Sunday.” (Broadcast on August 2, 2017)
Story 6 - Here is the last part of a three-part interview with U.S. Army Captain James Matthew Fisk. In April, 2004, Captain Fisk survived four hours of being pinned down under enemy fire in Sadr City, Iraq. In subsequent days, he would spend 72 more hours after that engaged in yet even more combat. Today, Fisk has written a book about the ordeal, entitled “Black Knights, Dark Days: The True Story Of Sadr City's Black Sunday.” (Broadcast on August 3, 2017)
Story 7 - Here's a look at a few events going on in the region through the weekend (July 28-August 4), courtesy of Best Bets in the Texarkana Gazette. If you have an event that you would like to publicize on KTXK, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listen to the local stories and movie reviews by KTXK announcer and reporter Junius Stone that are featured during Morning Edition, Public Radio News Hour, and All Things Considered.
Movie Review - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Movie Review - Spectre
Movie Review - The Martian
Story 1 - 2015 Ark-La-Tex Comic Con
Movie Review - Ant-Man
Movie Review - Jurassic World
Movie Review - Avengers: Age Of Ultron