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The Doctor is Out: Texas Community Worries About Future Without Local Healthcare

It felt like a normal Tuesday afternoon. Ramonna Matthews Polk was sitting in the living room of her Bowie home when her husband walked in on his lunch break. “[Randy’s] life is so routine - he comes home and eats lunch, takes a 15-minute power nap and goes back to work,” Ramonna said. “During that 15 minutes, he opened our bedroom door and said he was having a heart attack, and to get him to the hospital.” Ramonna recalls telling him she was going to call 911, only for him to say “No, I’ll...

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High school teacher, David Ring, stands in the middle of his empty classroom.
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“A Solution Looking For A Problem:” Local Teacher Discusses Critical Race Theory Ban

At Lubbock Cooper High School, government teacher David Ring talks supply and demand. He has a cool, approachable demeanor as he relates the classroom lesson to a real-world issue, the pandemic, which is at time a contentious topic in Lubbock.

This week, Texas lawmakers sent a bill to Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s desk that limits how teachers talk about current events and racism in the classroom.

Texas is the latest state to pass Republican-backed measures targeting critical...

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Live Shots | Music Crossroads of Texas

19 hours ago

In this episode of Music Crossroads of Texas, Curtis brings you an hour of Live Shots. Summer is approaching and that means lots of concerts, so we're kicking off the summer months with some live music. You will hear music from Doug Smith, Waylon Jennings, The Nelsons, Delbert McClinton, and many more. 

Hector Stamponi | Noche de Tango

Jun 19, 2021

In this episode of Noche de Tango, host Charles Olivier explores the career of pianist Hector Stamponi. Tune in to learn more!

En este episodio de Noche de Tango, el presentador Charles Olivier explora la carrera del pianista Héctor Stamponi. ¡Sintonízate para aprender más!

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It felt like a normal Tuesday afternoon. Ramonna Matthews Polk was sitting in the living room of her Bowie home when her husband walked in on his lunch break.

“[Randy’s] life is so routine - he comes home and eats lunch, takes a 15-minute power nap and goes back to work,” Ramonna said. “During that 15 minutes, he opened our bedroom door and said he was having a heart attack, and to get him to the hospital.”

 

Ramonna recalls telling him she was going to call 911, only for him to say “No, I’ll be dead.” 

 

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From The Texas Standard:

Nearly 60 West Texas grape growers are suing Monsanto – the former agriculture chemical giant that’s now owned by Bayer – for damage to their crops they say was caused by the company’s herbicides.

Our guest is Sarah Wakefield, MD  Associate Professor and Chair - Psychiatry, School of Medicine - TTUHSC. Dr. Wakefield will be discussing mental health issues.

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From KUT: 

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has asked people to conserve energy throughout the week as the supply of electricity on the Texas grid runs the risk of falling short of demand.

Texans should reduce their electricity use through Friday, ERCOT said.

It is the second time the state’s grid operator has made such a request since devastating blackouts gripped Texas in February.

Mac Davis | Music Crossroads of Texas

Jun 13, 2021

This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas, the entire show is devoted to the legendary singer, song writer, andmusician Mac Davis. It will be a full hour of Mac Davis’ original songs,including a set of his songs recorded by Elvis Presley.

Mac Davis | Music Crossroads of Texas

Jun 13, 2021

This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas, the entire show is devoted to the legendary singer, song writer, andmusician Mac Davis. It will be a full hour of Mac Davis’ original songs,including a set of his songs recorded by Elvis Presley.

Pedro Giraudo | Noche de Tango

Jun 12, 2021

In this episode of Noche de Tango, Charles Olivier explores the career of Pedro Giraudo, a double bassist whose style spans from big band to tango.

En este episodio de Noche de Tango, Charles Olivier explora la carrera de Pedro Giraudo, un contrabajista cuyo estilo abarca desde la big band hasta el tango.

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From KERA:

After Texas was rocked by back-to-back mass shootings, some of the state’s top Republican leaders promised change. Gun safety advocates and Democratic lawmakers hoped gun violence prevention might become a priority. Yet the legislative session that just wrapped moved in the opposite direction.

  

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