Melody Zuniga
Betsy Blaney

Inside Texas Tech: An Untraditional Path to Success

Melody Zuniga joined her daughter for a program that identified sixth-grade girls who would be the first generation in their families to go to college. She wanted her youngest child to have opportunities she didn’t. Now, she’s an inspiration to her daughter. The 40-year-old mother is set to graduate in August.

“I don’t want to say it’s everything, because it’s not,” she says. “I’ve become a little bit more humbled. It’s more like a great accomplishment.”


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Inside Texas Tech: The Cliffhouse Project

Drive a short distance east of Interstate 27 on Broadway Street and you’ll come across a relic of earlier times in Lubbock. The old Cliffhouse Restaurant no longer has a roof, windows or doors. But to one Lubbock woman, it’s a small slice of art heaven. Cimmee Hagy is working to turn it into an art gallery and a nearby former RV park into a community garden and kitchen.

“It was incredible looking when it went up and when it was open, and we want it to be incredible looking and...

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LISD Diving

Feb 22, 2012


Marcela Garcia profiles the Lubbock Independent School District diving team.

Lubbock ISD Diving

Kathleen Edwards On World Cafe

Feb 14, 2012

Canadian singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards is enjoying a huge career boost with her new fourth album, Voyageur. Produced in part by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Voyageur sounds deeply personal and genuine: Edwards sings of failed marriages, life in the spotlight and the delicate happiness that comes with new beginnings.

System-wide Fundraising

Feb 1, 2012


TTU System Chancellor and ITT co-host Robert Giovannetti discuss fundraising efforts for the System. Also: the Chancellor shares his Valentine's Day advice.

Active Character

Jan 30, 2012


Keith Kohanek profiles the Active Character program. Tech students use their Exercise and Sports Sciences class to coach McWhorter Elementary students in soccer and mentor them about good character.

TTU Department of Health, Exercise, & Sports Sciences

Chris Smither On Mountain Stage

Jan 28, 2012

A modern master of acoustic folk blues, Chris Smither makes his 12th appearance on Mountain Stage here. Smither begins with "Open Up," the lead-off track from his 2006 release Leave the Light On, and Bob Dylan's "Visions of Johanna" also makes an appearance.

The Fox Hunt On Mountain Stage

Jan 28, 2012

The string band The Fox Hunt returns to Mountain Stage to dispense more dirt-laden tales of drinking, cheating and damnation around a single shared condenser microphone. Led by singer-songwriter John R. Miller, the Martinsburg, W.V., group assimilates influences that begin with early-20th-century string-band music and end with a variety of punk and rock.

John Gorka On Mountain Stage

Jan 28, 2012

John Gorka makes his 10th appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded on the road in Grand Marais, Minn., on the ground of the North House Folk School.

Cheryl Wheeler On Mountain Stage

Jan 28, 2012

Singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler makes her 10th appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded on the road in Grand Marais, Minn. A natural entertainer and gifted storyteller, Wheeler possesses a remarkable ability to write both touching ballads and witty social satire.

Moreland And Arbuckle On Mountain Stage

Jan 28, 2012

Tracy Nelson On Mountain Stage

Jan 28, 2012


Music Crossroads of Texas

On this week's Music Crossroads of Texas we check out the Rock n' Rollers of West Texas.

Faces of KTTZ

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