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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Anna Whitlock Henry plays the flute while she undergoes brain surgery.
Photo courtesy of Texas Medical Center

ITT: A Musical Career Saved by Brain Surgery

Anna Whitlock Henry is playing her flute again. Now, though, she’s doing it without hand tremors she’s suffered since she was in high school. She vows to dedicate her first concert to the doctors who made it possible. And for whom she played a not-so-typical concert in the operating room at Memorial Hermann Hospital at Houston’s Texas Medical Center in late March.

After playing the wind instrument for most of her life, the 63-year-old Henry had recently overcome breast cancer...

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A graduate student at the Texas Tech University School of Theatre and Dance launched a collaborative project between the school of theatre and dance, Odessa College and Odessa’s Globe Theatre. Alec Williams, graduate student, visits with the Front Row to talk about that collaboration.

Tell us about you and your background, and what brought you to Texas Tech.

Dr. Aliza Wong is the Associate Dean of the Honors College, and Associate Professor of History and the Director of European Studies at Texas Tech University. She is the guest on this episode of Faith Matters.

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.

Emily Wilkinson and Lindsey Maestri
Kaysie Ellingson

The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts is initiating a new event that aims to expose more people to Lubbock’s Art. This Saturday kicks off the Art Ride LBK, a once-a-month community bike tour of public art. Lindsey Maestri, Community Engagement Manager at LHUCA and Emily Wilkinson, Public Art Director at Texas Tech University, join the Front Row to talk about the event.

Tell us about the project that LHUCA is starting.

Maestri: We are launching Art Ride LBK, which will be an art tour of downtown and the depot district, via bicycle.

On this special two-part episode of Faith Matters, Tom McGovern talks with T.J. Patterson and his daughter, Shelia Patterson-Harris, who reflect on his life as told in the new book, Equal Opportunity Hero: T.J. Patterson's Service to West Texas.

Texas Tech Public Media Now Hiring - Business Manager

Apr 30, 2018

Texas Tech Public Media is currently looking to fill the position of Business Manager.

Business Manager

Requisition ID: 13861BR

Major/Essential Functions:

Maintain and update accurate records and reporting for Texas Tech Public Media related activities, including accounts payable review and coding, journal entry preparation, general ledger processing, and tracking and reporting of revenues and expenses. Create regular and periodic financial reports and records.

Music Crossroads of Texas: Delbert McClinton and More

Diagram of the brain of a person with Alzheimer's Disease.
Public Domain

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.

The Vernacular Music Center at Texas Tech University School of Music is home to the Mariachi Ensemble. They’re collaborating with Lubbock High School to put on a performance this Friday night. Dr. Lauryn Salazar, professor of ethnomusicology, and Greg Cavasos, director of the mariachi program for all of LIUSD.

Dr. Salazar, you direct the mariachi program here at Tech. Tell us a little bit about what that is and your involvement with it.

Santa Fe Chamber Concert Giveaway

Apr 25, 2018

Anyone that donates any amount to the Texas Tech Public Radio Spring 2018 Fund Drive & comments "Sante Fe" is automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win:

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Music Crossroads of Texas: Music of West TX (Part 2)


This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas we will wrap up this look at some of the songs about cities and town in West Texas.

Three of this week’s recurring segments focus on the Tommy and Charlene Hancock Family.

Women of West Texas Music: This week’s feature is the Texana Dames.

West Texas Music Standards: This week’s West Texas Music Standard is Tommy X Hancock.

West Texas Live Shots: Music from one of the Texana Dames live...

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Faces of KTTZ

Meet the faces that make up the team at KTTZ-Texas Tech Public Media.