The Front Row: Sammy Miller and the Congregation

On this episode of the Front Row, we’re talking in detail about the upcoming Presidential Lecture and Performance series with the director of the series, Jo Moore.

Tell us about the upcoming event for the series.

We have a fellow named Sammy Miller, who is a Grammy-Nominated, Juilliard schooled drummer and band-leader, who after he graduated with his Master’s degree from Juilliard actually formed this band called Sammy Miller and the Congregation.

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Photo courtesy of Chris Witmore.

ITT: Piecing Together Untold Stories of POWs

There’s ample history written about the Atlantic Wall, a 2,000-mile coastal defense Adolf Hitler ordered built in 1942. He believed a major allied attack could happen anywhere and wanted to be prepared.

But Texas Tech archaeologist Chris Witmore and his colleagues from Iceland and Norway wanted to tell stories beyond history’s outline of the outpost. The team spent time during the past seven summers at Svaerholt, one of the wall’s northern most outposts at the tip of Norway.

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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're celebrating Black History Month!

Faces of KTTZ

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