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Around Town | Larry Simmons

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Larry Simmons owner of Tornado Industrial Arts and the Downtown Farmers Market.

Larry shares his experiences working in the heyday of Lubbock’s 70's, 80's and 90's music scene and nightlife.

His character and dedication to building a better community for downtown earned him the moniker of the “Mayor of Downtown”. Larry also discusses his activities to bring public art all throughout the city.

Nick is the Around Town host on Texas Tech Public Media, and a sustainable economic development consultant based on the High Plains. He graduated with his bachelors’ in biochemistry and psychology from Texas Tech University, and his medical doctorate from the Yale School of Medicine and master’s in public policy from Harvard’s School of Government. Nick can be found on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter @nickbergfeld.
Radio producer at KTTZ-FM 89.1 in Lubbock, Texas for Texas Tech Public Media.