A little brown bat affected by white nose syndrome.
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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.
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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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Artist, Favianna Rodriguez will kick off the event with an artist workshop.
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Texas Tech’s Women’s and Gender Studies will hold its 34th annual conference beginning tomorrow. The theme for this year’s Conference on the Advancement of Women is Celebrating Latinas in Scholarship and Art.

The featured speakers for the three-day gathering are Norma Cantu, a researcher from Texas whose interests include border studies, and Favianna Rodriguez, an interdisciplinary artist and political activist from California.

Regional Interfaith Conference Website

Next Saturday, the 2018 Regional Interfaith Conference takes place. On this episode of Faith Matters, members of the Lubbock Interfaith Association, Sue Morrow, Abdul Hamood and Davis Price discuss the upcoming event.

Music Crossroads of Texas: Lubbock Lights

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.

1933 lobby card for Little Women.
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On this episode of the Front Row, Clint Barrick visits with the Texas Tech University School of Theater and Dance during production week to talk with director, Kristen Rogers, about their upcoming production of Little Women.

Tell us about you and your relationship to the theater department.

Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanac took to the road earlier this year to meet with potential Red Raiders. He says he believes students from rural communities possess distinctive characteristics and which can be assets that benefit the university’s overall feel.

That was part of the message he delivered on a recent tour of about a dozen rural high schools. Twelve percent of this year’s freshman class come from within 100 miles of Lubbock. Last year, it was 15 percent. Overall, 25 percent come from within 100 miles.
 

On this Faith Matters, physician, writer and teacher, Abraham Nussbaum, talks about his new book.

Lubbock Arts Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Lubbock Arts Festival Facebook Page.

The Lubbock Arts Festival takes place this weekend at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Elizabeth Regner, Executive Director of the Lubbock Arts Alliance, visits with The Front Row to talk more about the event.

The Lubbock Arts Festival is a real tradition in Lubbock. How many is this?

This is going to be the fortieth anniversary at the Lubbock Arts Festival, if you can believe that…

Noche de Tango: April 6, 2018

Apr 6, 2018

Noche de Tango Playlist: April 6, 2018

Tanda 1 – Antonio Agri
“Griseta”
“Ojos Negro”
“Pampero”
“Milonga Triste”

Tanda 2 – Azucena Maizain
“Malevaje”
“Mariposa Azul”
“Pero Yo Se”
“Alma en Pena”

Tanda 3 – Adam Tully
“La Llegada”
“Doce”
“Cambio de Rumbo”
“Lluviosa”

William Shakespeare
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This week the Institute for the Study of Western Civilization is sponsoring a series of events honoring Shakespeare and his legacy. Dr. Stephen Balch, director of the institute, and Dr. Paul Cantor from the University of Virginia are guests on this episode of The Front Row.

Dr. Balch how did you decide that you wanted to take a hard look at Shakespeare?

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