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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Inside Texas Tech: Speed Stacking

Thomas Mann practices stacking upside down plastic cups upward in a pyramid shape. Then he unstacks them. Quickness in each direction and improving his times are the goals. The 11-year-old has only been cup stacking since early 2017, learning most of his technique from watching on YouTube. At the Mann home in south Lubbock, the hollow, rapid kerplunking sound coming from Thomas’ bedroom is a regular happening.

“I just kept doing it and then my brother was gong to tennis...

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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

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Music Crossroads of Texas: Music of West TX (Part 2)


This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas we will wrap up this look at some of the songs about cities and town in West Texas.

Three of this week’s recurring segments focus on the Tommy and Charlene Hancock Family.

Women of West Texas Music: This week’s feature is the Texana Dames.

West Texas Music Standards: This week’s West Texas Music Standard is Tommy X Hancock.

West Texas Live Shots: Music from one of the Texana Dames live...

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Faces of KTTZ

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