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Beyond The Report: Project Gives Neighbors 'A Seat At The Table' To Restore East Lubbock's Economy

Cruising down Parkway Drive, businesses dot the side of the road. Locally-owned restaurants, in particular, hold their own in East Lubbock. There aren’t many food options, so most neighbors support what they have. But you also see empty buildings and shopping centers. Some, in pretty rough shape. Local historian Cosby Morton said it wasn’t always like this. “Because of segregation, we were independent,” Morton said. “We had to make do. We had to adjust. ” Morton recalled what the historically...

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West Texas Town Hall: The Next Wave Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

Months after vaccines became more widely available, there’s a new wave of COVID-19 cases sweeping across the United States and Texas. That includes Lubbock, where in the past week, new cases have been confirmed at the highest rate since February. We’re in a new phase of the pandemic, and whether you're vaccinated or nor, we all have a lot of questions about what exactly that means. Lubbock's Health Authority Dr. Ron Cook answered some of those during Texas Tech Public Media's recent West...

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Wiley's BBQ

Jul 7, 2011


Keith & Marcela visit Wiley's BBQ in East Lubbock and talk with Buford Wiley about what it takes to make great Texas Barbecue. 

Wiley's BBQ Website

Dirty Deeds Soap

Jun 17, 2011


Marcela Garcia and Keith Kohanek visit with two Lubbock entrepreneurs who make and sell soap and bath accessories out of their home.

Dirty Deeds Soap Website

Roller Derby

Jun 10, 2011


Marcela Garcia attends a bout for the West Texas Roller Dollz and suits up for a few spins around the rink.

West Texas Roller Dollz Website

Vietnam Center & Archive Part 2

May 27, 2011


Keith Kohanek talks to Kim Phuc, a former Vietnamese citizen whose village was napalmed in 1972 leaving half her body covered in third-degree burns. We learn about her journey to forgiveness.

Vietnam Center Website

Kim Foundation Website

The 52nd Monterey Jazz Festival in the fall of 2009 helped kick off the return of Return to Forever, the stellar fusion band from the 1970s — now a trio with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White on piano, bas

Vietnam Center & Archive Part 1

May 20, 2011


Keith Kohanek visits the largest Vietnam War archive outside of Washington, D.C., Texas Tech's Vietnam Center and Archive.

Vietnam Center Website

Ballet Folklorico

May 9, 2011


Marcela Garcia attends the biggest Ballet Folklorico Festival in Lubbock, and visits with the woman who put it all together.

Viva Aztlan Website

Lite Bite Mediterranean Cafe

Apr 29, 2011


In the series premiere of LOCALLY OWNED, Marcela Garcia and Keith Kohanek visit Lubbock's oldest Mediterranean restaurant, Lite Bite Mediterranean Cafe.

Lite Bite Website

Autism Awareness Month

Apr 22, 2011


See what's going on in Lubbock to help raise awareness for Autism and learn what Texas Tech University is doing to further Autism research.

Burkhart Center Website

Autumn's Dawn Lab Website

TTU Pole Vaulter

Mar 28, 2011


Marcela Garcia talks to Texas Tech's most prolific female pole vaulter, Shade Weygandt.

Texas Tech Athletics Website


Noche de Tango

Noche de Tango compiles sounds from musicians around the globe into an hour of your favorite Tango songs. New programs air every Friday night at 9 p.m. on 89.1.