"Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor" by William Halsall, 1882
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Faith Matters: Rebecca Sleeper Irons Pt. 1


Rebecca Sleeper Irons has roots that run back to the Mayflower. From their settlement on Plymouth, Massachusetts to the Salem Witch trials, Rebecca's mother has traced these stories through history. On this special, two-part Faith Matters, Rebecca retells her family history.

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ITT: Sex Trafficking in Lubbock

Many West Texans likely believe that sex trafficking is a big-city problem. Nothing is further from reality. That truth has prompted several Lubbock-area organizations to join forces to fight it. A summit with stakeholders, including survivors of sex trafficking, doctors, experts and law enforcement, will be held Monday through Wednesday next week at First Baptist Church.

“Can we start getting to people to recognize what they’re seeing in front of them is a human trafficking...

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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

Musikanto On Mountain Stage

Jan 28, 2012

Chicago-based singer-songwriter Musikanto makes his first appearance on Mountain Stage here. Combining elements of indie rock, folk and soul, his album Sky of Dresses has received positive attention from Paste magazine and the roots-music site No Depression.

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Music Crossroads of Texas

On this week's Music Crossroads of Texas we're celebrating women's history month!

Faces of KTTZ

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