STREAM LIVE U.S. Senate Race Debate 2018

Stream the first of three debates between U.S. Senate candidates, Beto O'Rourke and incumbent Ted Cruz. The two will face off for the first time in Dallas for a one-hour debate, beginning at 6 p.m. Tonight's discussion will focus primarily on domestic policy.

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Texas Tech nutritional sciences professor Nik Dhurandhar.
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ITT: Obesity Tied to Viral Infection

Texas Tech nutritional sciences professor Nik Dhurandhar wasn’t looking for a virus that causes obesity. He wanted to learn IF one did. And he succeeded. The AD36 virus and Dhurandhar’s startling research since 1995 will be spotlighted by National Geographic this fall.

Studies by research groups across every continent except Africa have brought similar findings since he confirmed that infectobesity, obesity through infection, is real.

“Now I’m not alone anymore, and...

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There’s a new goal for the Texas Tech University System endowment. It’s not a capital campaign - just a mark that officials at the system’s four component institutions and Chancellor Robert Duncan are hoping to meet by 2023, the 100th anniversary of the university.

Duncan estimates the endowment by the end of this year will be about $1.3 billion. The goal now is to increase that to $2 billion in five years.

Feliciano Guimarães from Guimarães, Portugal

West Texas Guitarists

“Caveman” – Jesse Taylor
“It’s So Easy” – Tommy Allsup
“Little Lonely Summer Girl” – David Box
“Hometown” – David Halley
“Jazz Vignette” – Susan Grisanti
“Souvenir” – Susan Grisanti
“Devil’s Hand” – Dustin Garret
“Ain’t Worried” – John Sprott
“Ricky’s Boogie” – Robin Griffin Band
“War Baby” – John X. Reed
“Still Breeze” – Mesquite-O-Bytes
“Born Again” – Pete Orta
“Get a Rope” – Doug Stapp

Texas Hunger Initiative helps support South Plains Hunger Solutions- a coalition made up of South Plains Food Bank, the Lubbock and Frenship Independent School Districts and the YWCA of Lubbock.
Photo courtesy of Andy Black

Feeling hungry is a physical sensation. Being food insecure is different and a more daunting challenge to those aiming to help. One in four children in Lubbock County and one in three in neighboring counties are food insecure.

The US Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. A coalition in Lubbock is working to help children 18 and younger have access to healthy meals this summer.
 

Noche de Tango Playlist: June 29, 2018

Tanda 1 – Osvaldo Pugliese
“Inspiracion”
“Julie”
“Recuerdo”
“Parlamento”
“Sentimental y Canyengue”

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

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

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
“Tabernero”
“Anoche”
“Que lo Sepa el Mundo Entero”
“Para vos Mama”
“Café”

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

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

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. 

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