Renowned climate scientist and TTU professor, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, will be part of the first Presidential Lecture and Performance Series on Oc.t 12, to discuss climate change.

The Front Row: A Discussion on Climate Change Solutions

The Presidential Lecture and Performance Series is starting back up tonight. To kick off the season, they begin with a format they haven’t yet included, a panel discussion. Jo Moore is today’s guest on The Front Row.

What is the Presidential Lecture and Performance Series?

I’m pleased to say that the Presidential Lecture and Performance Series is in its thirteenth season…and it is run out of the president’s office. It is a sponsored program. In essence it is the...

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Lubbock residents gather for a game of Pickleball.
Betsy Blaney

Inside Texas Tech: Pickleball

You don’t have to be highly athletic or particularly agile to play Pickleball, a racket sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and ping pong. Pickleball was named after a dog whose owner was one of the game’s founder in 1965. A group of Pickleball players in Lubbock – the city’s lone member of the USA Pickleball Association - stakes its home at Davis Park.

“Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the country. It has its own pros, its own Pickleball channel and...

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Four years of logistical hurdles have paid off for Texas Tech. The university opens its first international campus in Costa Rica in August. Tech President Lawrence Schovanec says when fully operational there will be about 1,200 students enrolled in Texas Tech University at Costa Rica.

“The people in Costa Rica saw some of their most able students, academically and financially, going to the United States, paying 50 thousand dollars a year and in some instances not come back and they want to keep that brain power there [in] San Jose,” he explains.

Jana Hunter visits with Tom McGovern on this episode of Faith Matters. She is currently working on a book depicting the life and legacy of Ted and Betty Dotts.

Noche de Tango: June 22, 2018

Jun 22, 2018

Noche de Tango Playlist: June 22, 2018

Tanda 1 – Ricardo Tanturi
“Di Di”
“El Buey Solo”
“Desde El Alma”
“Que Nunca Que Falta”
“Noches de Colon”

Tanda 2 – Enrique Rodriguez & Armando Moreno
“Que lo Sepa el Mundo Entero”
“Para vos Mama”

Tanda 3 – Quinteto Real
“Gran Hotel Victoria”
“Adios Pampa Mia”
“Palomita Blanca”
“A Fuego Lento”

Tanda 4 – Horatio Salgan
“La Casita De Mis Viejo”

Weekly Main Feature: This week on the music Crossroads of Texas Curtis Peoples finishes a two-part look at singers and songwriters from West Texas. Including music from Bob Livingston, Lesley Sawyer, Delbert McClinton, and Ingrid Kaiter.  

Women of West Texas: The Women  of West Texas feature is Amanda Shires

West Texas Live Shots: This weeks Live Shot is Andy Wilkinson

From the Crossroads of Music Archive: This week we feature another track from Larry Trider. 

Emily Wilkinson holds an early model of one of Texas Tech's most recent public art installations, "Run."
Betsy Blaney

There was already a pocket-size book to help people get to know the public art around various campuses of the Texas Tech University System. But now, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the CH Foundation, there’s a more accessible tool: an app, ArtTrek, for both iOS and Android mobile devices that guides people from one art piece to the next.

“Once you get it going we can manage all the content on an online platform and it is actually pretty easy to use, which has been great. We do a book that has all the pieces but you publish it maybe once a year, if that.”

Weekly Main Feature: This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas, your host, Curtis Peoples, will play music from West Texas singers and songwriters. 

Women of West Texas Music: This week we feature and interview and music form Gypsy Jane.

West Texas Music Standards: This week’s music standard is Andy Wilkinson

West Texas Live Shots: Music from Butch Hancock’s Firewater album, recorded in 1980.

This week’s guest on Faith Matters is Dr. Robert Salem, chief medical officer emeritus of Covenant Health System.

Dr. Salem reflects on his career of 56 years.

Noche de Tango: June 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018

Noche de Tango Playlist: June 15, 2018

Tanda 1 – Carlos di Sarli
“Cara Sucia”
“El Pollo Ricardo”
“El Pollito”
“El Once”

Tanda 2 – Alfredo Gobbi
“El Engobbiao”
“El Andariego”
“El Incendio”

Tanda 3 – Orchestra of Angel D’Agostino
“Con Sabor a Tango”
“De Corte Criollo”
“De Pura Cepa”
“Café Dominguez”

Tanda 4 – Juan D’Arienzo
“El Embrollo”
“Don Esteban”
“A Mi Pagos Voy”
“La Cumparsita”

Curtis Peoples with Honeyhouse at Rockin Box 33 house concert where he interviewed the group.
Courtesy of Curtis Peoples.

This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas, your host Curtis Peoples is devoting the entire show to the Women of West Texas music. Listeners will get to hear a variety of music spanning seven decades of Women of West Texas Music.

West Texas Music Standards: This week’s feature is Kimmie Rhodes.

West Texas Live Shots: Live music from the new Honeyhouse record, Raw Honey.

Jack Sacco with his book, "Where the Birds Never Sing."
Kaysie Ellingson

Author Jack Sacco, in his book "Where the Birds Never Sing," tells the tale of an American GI in World War II through the eyes of his father, Joe Sacco--a farm boy who ultimately survived the chaos of Normandy.

He visits with Tom McGovern to share more about his book and his life on this episode of Faith Matters.


Music Crossroads of Texas

This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas we listen to the productions that came out of Norman Petty Studios.

Faces of KTTZ

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