Due to the work on the tower, KTTZ-FM and KTXT-FM will be not be broadcasting an over air signal. The antennas are being removed for the next 2 or 3 weeks. However, both stations will still have their streams so listeners can still listen online at Radio.KTTZ.org or on the KTTZ mobile app. We apologize for inconvenience but we’ll meet you back on 89.1 FM as soon as we can!

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A little brown bat affected by white nose syndrome.
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region

ITT: White Nose Syndrome in North American Bats

“It’s one of the worst things I’ve every seen.” That was the reaction of Nate Fuller, a Texas Tech post-doctoral researcher in biological sciences, when he saw at least 10,000 dead hibernating bats on a cave floor years ago. All died from white nose syndrome, a disease that has decimated more than 5.5 million bats across North America.

To date, the disease, which is caused by a fungus first discovered in the US in 2006 in a New York cave, has been found in 32 US states and seven...

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Noche de Tango Playlist: June 29, 2018

Tanda 1 – Osvaldo Pugliese
“Sentimental y Canyengue”

Tanda 2 – Osmar Maderna
“El Bajel”
“Don Juan”
“Cancion Desesperada”

Tanda 3 – Diego Schissi Quintet Album – “Tanguera”
“Taquito Militar”
“Cada Vez Que Me Recuerdas”

Brandon Adams
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This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas hear songs from various West Texas artists—some have been previously featured on the show, and others make their debut. This week you will hear music from The Robin Griffin Band, Brandon Adams, Gypsy Jayne and the Travelers, Lesley Sawyer, and Bob Livingston, among others.

Playlist from the Week

“Snake Bit” – Robin Griffin

“Then We Left Town” – Brandon Adams

“Running From You” – Carin Mari

“I See Stars” – Charlie Stout

“Eden (The Tomb)” – Jere Lowe

Saba Nafees was 11 when her parents brought her to the US from Pakistan in 2004. Her grandfather in the country already had filed a visa petition to allow Saba and her family to come to America. But her grandfather died before they traveled here. Despite the death of their petitioner, Saba’s parents decided to come any way.

Today, the situation for Nafees, a doctoral student at Texas Tech and one of about 800,000 Dreamers, and her parents is quite different.

Four years of logistical hurdles have paid off for Texas Tech. The university opens its first international campus in Costa Rica in August. Tech President Lawrence Schovanec says when fully operational there will be about 1,200 students enrolled in Texas Tech University at Costa Rica.

“The people in Costa Rica saw some of their most able students, academically and financially, going to the United States, paying 50 thousand dollars a year and in some instances not come back and they want to keep that brain power there [in] San Jose,” he explains.

Jana Hunter visits with Tom McGovern on this episode of Faith Matters. She is currently working on a book depicting the life and legacy of Ted and Betty Dotts.

Noche de Tango: June 22, 2018

Jun 22, 2018

Noche de Tango Playlist: June 22, 2018

Tanda 1 – Ricardo Tanturi
“Di Di”
“El Buey Solo”
“Desde El Alma”
“Que Nunca Que Falta”
“Noches de Colon”

Tanda 2 – Enrique Rodriguez & Armando Moreno
“Que lo Sepa el Mundo Entero”
“Para vos Mama”

Tanda 3 – Quinteto Real
“Gran Hotel Victoria”
“Adios Pampa Mia”
“Palomita Blanca”
“A Fuego Lento”

Tanda 4 – Horatio Salgan
“La Casita De Mis Viejo”

Weekly Main Feature: This week on the music Crossroads of Texas Curtis Peoples finishes a two-part look at singers and songwriters from West Texas. Including music from Bob Livingston, Lesley Sawyer, Delbert McClinton, and Ingrid Kaiter.  

Women of West Texas: The Women  of West Texas feature is Amanda Shires

West Texas Live Shots: This weeks Live Shot is Andy Wilkinson

From the Crossroads of Music Archive: This week we feature another track from Larry Trider. 

Emily Wilkinson holds an early model of one of Texas Tech's most recent public art installations, "Run."
Betsy Blaney

There was already a pocket-size book to help people get to know the public art around various campuses of the Texas Tech University System. But now, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the CH Foundation, there’s a more accessible tool: an app, ArtTrek, for both iOS and Android mobile devices that guides people from one art piece to the next.

“Once you get it going we can manage all the content on an online platform and it is actually pretty easy to use, which has been great. We do a book that has all the pieces but you publish it maybe once a year, if that.”

Weekly Main Feature: This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas, your host, Curtis Peoples, will play music from West Texas singers and songwriters. 

Women of West Texas Music: This week we feature and interview and music form Gypsy Jane.

West Texas Music Standards: This week’s music standard is Andy Wilkinson

West Texas Live Shots: Music from Butch Hancock’s Firewater album, recorded in 1980.

This week’s guest on Faith Matters is Dr. Robert Salem, chief medical officer emeritus of Covenant Health System.

Dr. Salem reflects on his career of 56 years.


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