KXWT Interviews

Astronomy Series: Jerry Martin on Maintaining the Hobby-Eberly Telescope

In this episode of our Astronomy Series, Ian Lewis speaks with Jerry Martin, the lead technician of the mirror facility and coating lab at the McDonald Observatory, who gives a behind the scenes look at how he and his team keep the observatory’s largest telescope in … Continue reading

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Friday Night Lights Author Buzz Bissinger Returns to Odessa; Still Takes Hard Look at High School Sports

Buzz Bissinger returned to Odessa – the setting for his book Friday Night Lights – to talk about our over-emphasis on high school sports. He spoke with Lana Straub of West Texas Public Radio, who had personal experience with the … Continue reading

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The Joys of Playing Beethoven on the Violin, according to MOSC Performer Edward Dusinberre

Saturday at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center is “Opening Night at the Symphony.” It’s the start of the 2015-16 season for the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Choral. Berlioz, Beethoven, and Dvorak are all on the bill for Opening Night for the … Continue reading

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KXWT Astronomy Series: McDonald Observatory Superintendent Craig Nance

  On this episode of our Astronomy Series, Ian Lewis speaks with the new Superintendent of the McDonald Observatory, Craig Nance, about the upcoming Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX), the construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope, and ensuring the … Continue reading

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West Texas Talk: British Author Neil Gaiman, with One Book Odessa

British author Neil Gaiman is our guest on West Texas Talk. The British author first came to notice as a writer of the comic book series, The Sandman. He’s known for the novels Stardust, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book. He wrote an episode of Doctor Who and a dramatic radio series … Continue reading

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KXWT Astronomy Series: Andrew Mann Awarded Hubble Fellowship

On this episode of our Astronomy Series, Ian Lewis speaks with Andrew Mann, the Harlan J. Smith Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin. Mann was recently awarded a NASA Hubble fellowship to … Continue reading

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Richard Dowling, World-Renowned Pianist

Today Julia West speaks to Richard Dowling, the pianist featured in an evening of classical music on Wednesday — February 25 at 7 PM – at Saint Nicholas Episcopal Church in Midland. Dowling was born in Texas, but he has performed in solo recitals all over the world, … Continue reading

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West Texas Talk: Reporter Rye Druzin on the Oil Industry Slowdown and What it Means for Businesses and Real Estate in the Permian Basin

Rye Druzin covers business, economics, and real estate with the Midland Reporter-Telegram. He’s our guest on West Texas Talk, our weekly interview show. We speak about the recent contraction within the oil industry, how service employees in the sector are often the first to be laid off, … Continue reading

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KXWT Astronomy Series: Stephen Odewahn on Galaxy Morphology and Classification

KXWT’s Astronomy Series features a conversation with an astronomer from the McDonald Observatory. On this episode, Ian Lewis speaks with Dr. Stephen Odewahn at the Otto Struve telescope at the McDonald Observatory. Odewahn is a research scientist and resident astronomer at the McDonald … Continue reading

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West Texas Talk: Rach Rocks with Stanislav Khristenko, Jeffrey Nytch, and MOSC

This week on West Texas Talk, we’re featuring interviews conducted by Tom Michael with pianist Stanislav Khristenko and composer Jeffrey Nytch, ahead of the Rach Rocks performance with the Midland Odessa Symphony and Chorale. Rach Rocks is a musical celebration of … Continue reading

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