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.
Betsy Blaney

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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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.

Noche de Tango: June 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018

Noche de Tango Playlist: June 15, 2018

Tanda 1 – Carlos di Sarli
“Cara Sucia”
“El Pollo Ricardo”
“El Pollito”
“El Once”

Tanda 2 – Alfredo Gobbi
“El Engobbiao”
“El Andariego”
“El Incendio”

Tanda 3 – Orchestra of Angel D’Agostino
“Con Sabor a Tango”
“De Corte Criollo”
“De Pura Cepa”
“Café Dominguez”

Tanda 4 – Juan D’Arienzo
“El Embrollo”
“Don Esteban”
“A Mi Pagos Voy”
“La Cumparsita”

Curtis Peoples with Honeyhouse at Rockin Box 33 house concert where he interviewed the group.
Courtesy of Curtis Peoples.

This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas, your host Curtis Peoples is devoting the entire show to the Women of West Texas music. Listeners will get to hear a variety of music spanning seven decades of Women of West Texas Music.

West Texas Music Standards: This week’s feature is Kimmie Rhodes.

West Texas Live Shots: Live music from the new Honeyhouse record, Raw Honey.

Jack Sacco with his book, "Where the Birds Never Sing."
Kaysie Ellingson

Author Jack Sacco, in his book "Where the Birds Never Sing," tells the tale of an American GI in World War II through the eyes of his father, Joe Sacco--a farm boy who ultimately survived the chaos of Normandy.

He visits with Tom McGovern to share more about his book and his life on this episode of Faith Matters.

Noch de Tango: June 8, 2018

Jun 11, 2018

Noche de Tango Playlist: June 8, 2018

Tanda 1 – Edgardo Donato
“Danza Malinga”
“El Acomodo”
“El Huracan”

Tanda 2 – Mercedes Simone
“Patio Mio”
“Milonga Sentimental”
“Barrios de Tango”

Tanda 3 – “Tres Expresiones Portenos” – Ramiro Boero, Juan Gallardo, & Manuel Gomez
“De Cuarta”
“Introspeccion y Muerte”

Texas Tech Public Media, Now Hiring Development Manager

Jun 7, 2018

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


Requisition ID: 14308BR

Major/Essential Functions:

Texas is home to Moody Gardens, a fun, educational experience for the whole family. Jerri Hamacheck and Kevin Aguilar from Moody Gardens visit with the Front Row to share more about this exciting destination.

Jerri, tell us a little bit about Moody Gardens for someone who may not know what that is.

The Stroke Aphasia Recovery Program at Texas Tech’s Health Sciences Center is now 20 years old and the growth of the community outreach effort reflects the need for Lubbock area residents who’ve exhausted their health coverage benefits. The program helps people continue therapy toward recovering their ability to speak, understand, read write and calculate.


Faces of KTTZ

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