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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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.

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:

Demonstrators wave a “Feminist and Proud” sign during a protest.
Eden, Janine and Jim from New York City, wikimedia creative commons

Egalitarian values consistently emerged from interviews with 17 male Texas Tech students who identified themselves as feminists. Doctoral student Samantha Christopher’s dissertation fleshes out the idea of what characteristics are common in feminist men.

Dr. William Westney
Kaysie Ellingson

Saturday night the Texas Tech School of Music is presenting the 42nd Annual Scholarship Concert. Dr. William Westney shares more about this event on the second part of this two-part episode of The Front Row.

One of the big pieces is the second of the four Rachmaniov concert, which you will be playing. Tell us a little of your history with this concerto.

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.

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Saturday night the Texas Tech School of Music is presenting the 42nd Annual Scholarship Concert. Dr. Alan Zabriskie, Director of Choral Studies, and Dr. Lauryn Salazar shares more about the event on the first of this two-part episode of The Front Row.

Dr. Salazar tell us a little bit about you and your journey to Texas Tech.

Music Crossroads of Texas: Norman Petty Studios

Noche de Tango: April 20, 2018

Apr 20, 2018

Noche de Tango Playlist: April 20, 2018

Tanda 1 – Sexteto Florindo Sassone
“El Huracan”
“El Choclo”
“Canaro En Paris”
“El Esquinazo”
“A la Gran Muneca”

Tanda 2 – Sexteto Julio De Caro
“Tierra Adentro”
“De Antano”
“La Cumparsita”

Tanda 3 – Sexteto Milonguero
“Cancion de Lejos”
“El Adios”
“Ella Es Asi”
“Te Tengo Conmigo”

Tanda 4 – Sexteto carlos Di Sarli
“Si Yo Sonara”
“Racing Club”
“Criollo Viejo”

Lloyd Maines, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Amanda Shires at the Lubbock Lights press conference.
Kaysie Ellingson

Lubbock Lights 2018 is tonight in the Allen Theatre, featuring famous Lubbock musicians, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Amanda Shires and Lloyd Maines. Jo Moore, director of the Texas Tech Presidential Lecture and Performance Series, visits with the Front Row to share more about the event.

Tell us a little bit about what began Lubbock Lights.


Faces of KTTZ

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