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Around Town | Melissa Key

Melissa shares her experiences in leading community wide initiatives.
She discusses what it took to organize farmers for the successful state mandated boll-weevil eradication initiative, having the perseverance to lead the effort for allowing liquor sales in Lubbock despite threats to her life, and fundraising to create the city’s premier performance venue, the Buddy Holly Hall for the Performing Arts and Sciences.

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.