Ashley Wilkerson
Kaysie Ellingson

Faith Matters: Ashley Wilkerson

On this episode of Faith Matters, Tom McGovern visits with Ashley Wilkerson. As a native to Lubbock, she grew up on the East side. She returns to Lubbock following the tragic murder of her brother, to attend the sentencing of the man who committed the murder.

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This year's theatre season has a twist. They're leaving behind the theater and occupying new spaces around town.
Texas Tech School of Theatre and Dance

The Front Row: The Hunt for Theatrical Spaces

Dr. Mark Charney, Director of Texas Tech's School of Theatre and Dance, answers a pressing question: how do you hold a theatre season with no theatre? Find out how they're turning this problem into an opportunity on this episode of The Front Row.

Give us some background and tell us what you’re going to do this year.

About a year, year and a half ago—two years ago?—we were fortunate enough to raise enough money for phase one of a new building and the new building is...

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Music Crossroads of Texas: Women of West Texas Music Pt. 3

Diagram of the brain of a person with Alzheimer's Disease.
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Byron and Hi Newby know that their $110,000 gift to Alzheimer’s research at Texas Tech’s Health Sciences Center won’t directly bring a cure for the anguishing and debilitating disease.

In establishing the Darlene Newby and Dr. Katie Hendley Honorarium Fund for Alzheimer’s Research the men are creating another link in a chain they hope will hasten a cure and help others avoid the suffering the disease causes patients, families and caregivers.

This year's theatre season has a twist. They're leaving behind the theater and occupying new spaces around town.
Texas Tech School of Theatre and Dance

Dr. Mark Charney, Director of Texas Tech's School of Theatre and Dance, answers a pressing question: how do you hold a theatre season with no theatre? Find out how they're turning this problem into an opportunity on this episode of The Front Row.
 

Give us some background and tell us what you’re going to do this year.

Music Crossroads of Texas Playlist: Celebrating Women of West Texas pt. 2

The Hub Theatre Group is giving performances this week. Bob Chanda, Founder and Executive Director of Hub Theatre Group, visits with the Front Row to share more about the upcoming performances.
 

Tell us about Hub Theatre Group.

We started in 2007 and I wanted to create a theatre group that focused on small, award-winning, intense plays that kind of looked at human condition in compelling ways. So, with that vision in mind, we started in 2007 with a play called “Dinner With Friends,” and we’ve been doing plays ever since.

The messages kids get from their media consumption need an interpreter. And, no surprise, that translator ought to be a parent, who isn’t always well-versed in how to navigate the landscape. But research shows that just sitting at kids’ sides while they watch media can help youths increase their understanding and heighten their learning readiness.

“If we want to create a generation of media-literate kids, we have to first create a generation of media-literate adults,” Eric Rasmussen says.

Jack Sacco with his book, "Where the Birds Never Sing."
Kaysie Ellingson

Jack Sacco’s telling of his father’s World War II service is a story replete with honor and horror. In “Where the Birds Never Sing,” Sacco details Joe Sacco’s time with the 92nd Signal Battalion and General George Patton’s Third Army as Allied forces pushed through France and Germany. But it was Joe’s arrival at Dachau in 1945 that left an indelible mark on both father and son.

Music Crossroads of Texas Playlist: Family Connections

Salem witch trials.
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Rebecca Sleeper Irons has roots that run back to the Mayflower. From their settlement on Plymouth, Massachusetts to the Salem Witch trials, Rebecca's mother has traced these stories through history. On this week's Faith Matters, we finish up our two-part series depicting Rebecca's family history.

Music Crossroads of Texas Playlist: Celebration of African American History Month

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