Renowned climate scientist and TTU professor, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, will be part of the first Presidential Lecture and Performance Series on Oc.t 12, to discuss climate change.
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The Front Row: A Discussion on Climate Change Solutions

The Presidential Lecture and Performance Series is starting back up tonight. To kick off the season, they begin with a format they haven’t yet included, a panel discussion. Jo Moore is today’s guest on The Front Row.

What is the Presidential Lecture and Performance Series?

I’m pleased to say that the Presidential Lecture and Performance Series is in its thirteenth season…and it is run out of the president’s office. It is a sponsored program. In essence it is the...

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Lubbock residents gather for a game of Pickleball.
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Inside Texas Tech: Pickleball

You don’t have to be highly athletic or particularly agile to play Pickleball, a racket sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and ping pong. Pickleball was named after a dog whose owner was one of the game’s founder in 1965. A group of Pickleball players in Lubbock – the city’s lone member of the USA Pickleball Association - stakes its home at Davis Park.

“Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the country. It has its own pros, its own Pickleball channel and...

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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."
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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

An Arizona real estate investment company has developed a master plan for 288 acres southeast of Lubbock’s airport that in time could be home to as many as 5,000 residents. Regis Park would have single- and multi-family housing, a K-12 equestrian charter school, retail space and an auditorium. Some of the land was rezoned from industrial to commercial last year.

Music Crossroads of Texas: Playlist Dedicated to Buddy Holly

For many, Gabe Rivera’s death in mid-July brought back memories of his glory football days in Jones Stadium. The legacy of ‘Señor Sack,’ the nickname he got in his sophomore year as a Red Raider, is legendary. He was named to the SWC all-decade team for the 1980s and inducted into the Texas Tech Hall of Fame in 1993.

Gabe Rivera was an unrelenting menace to offenses. The standout defensive lineman for Texas Tech from 1979-1982 went on to become an All-American, a first-round NFL draft choice and later a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and the Texas Tech Ring of Honor.

Rivera, whose NFL career was cut short by a car accident, passed away July 16. He was 57.

Pittsburgh sportscaster Bob Pampeani at KDKA-TV profiled Rivera a few years ago after speaking to him in San Antonio.

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Music Crossroads of Texas

This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas we listen to the productions that came out of Norman Petty Studios.

Faces of KTTZ

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