photograph courtesy Ancient Southwest Texas Project. Archeologist Amanda Castañeda, pictured above, analyzed more than 800 bedrock features in the Lower Pecos canyonlands. Used for processing and preparing food, bedrock features were critical tools in ancient life in West Texas.

In “Bedrock Features,” West Texas Prehistory Is Etched in Stone

Often overlooked, they’re among the most abundant signs of our region’s ancient human past. To encounter one in a remote corner of West Texas – the caprock canyons, the Devils River, the Big Bend desert – is to be reminded … Continue reading

Nature Notes is broadcast Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:35 am and 4:45 pm, and again on Thursdays at 7:06 pm.

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Thursday Interview: The View from Rural Communities with The Texas Tribune

This is a conversation from The Texas Tribune’s symposium on rural Texas. The panel took place earlier this week in College Station, where lawmakers, advocates, and local officials discussed the future of rural education, health care, natural resource preservation, infrastructure investment, and the state’s economic future.

During this panel, Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith, Oldham County Judge Donnie Allred, Palmhurst Mayor Ramiro Rodriguez, and Marfa’s Mayor Ann Marie Nafziger discuss the changes and challenges rural communities face.

 

West Texas Talk is broadcast each Thursday at 6:00 PM and each Friday at 9:00 PM.

Boquillas Canyon extends over 20 miles along the southern border of Big Bend National Park (Mark Stevens via Flickr)

Dallas Man Falls To His Death In Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park has confirmed the death of 69-year-old park visitor Edward Lowe, of Dallas.

Park officials report Lowe sustained fatal injuries Wednesday morning while looking for a campsite about a mile from the mouth of Boquillas Canyon, when he fell headfirst off of an embankment. He was on a week-long canoe trip along the Rio Grande, which runs through the canyon.


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Broadcast disruptions in the Basin

A note to our valued Midland and Odessa listeners.  Problems with regional Fiber Access Internet have momentarily disrupted our broadcast signal in the Basin.   We’re hoping to be back on the air shortly.  Thanks for your support and patience!

All About Bette: An Interlude with Bette Davis

On October 27th Marfa Live Arts is hosting All about Bette: An Interlude with Bette Davis – The multiple award-winning show was written by El Paso-based Camilla Carr and stars Morgana Shaw.

(L-R) Michael A. Jenkins, Jenny Lynn Hamilton, and Ken Orman at Marfa Public Radio ; via Jackson Wisdorf

Alongside the performance on Saturday night, Marfa Live Arts is also hosting workshops with both Marfa High and Sul Ross students.

Michael Jenkins, the original producer of show, co-producer Ken Orman, and Jenny Lynn Hamilton, the executive producer and Director of Marfa Live Arts recently sat down with Marfa Public Radio’s Jackson Wisdorf to talk about the upcoming performance. 

 

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The House That Anne of Green Gables Built

On a recent cruise around the Northeast portion of Canada, Lonn read Anne of Green Gables for the first time, a book his wife Dedie had read countless times growing up.

On this edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn explores the impact Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 novel has had, not only around Prince Edward Island where it was based, but around the world.

 

The Rambling Boy is broadcast Mondays after the 10 am newscast and again after the 7 pm newscast.
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Trump Administration To Send Hundreds Of Troops To The U.S-Mexico Border, Reports Say

President Donald Trump has raised alarm about a caravan of migrants heading for the border. He tweeted Thursday morning that he is “bringing out the military for this National Emergency.”

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How Can Ordinary Citizens Bridge The Partisan Divide?

The loud, divisive rhetoric on both sides of the aisle may not be pushing people to the political center but somewhere else: over the edge.

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TX Decides: What Are Cruz And O’Rourke’s Stances On The Environment?

We’re in day three of early voting, and Texas is seeing voter turnout headlines it’s not used to. For once, it seems the word “Shocking” isn’t followed by “-ly low.” Have any questions before you cast your ballot?

The Texas Standard and public radio stations across the state have been working together to help you make sense of the midterms through our Texas Decides project, inviting listeners to send in their questions.

And all this week, we’re answering them. Today, the question about one of the big contests that’s getting people to the polls: the Senate race between incumbent Republican Ted Cruz and Democratic Beto O’Rourke. 

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