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Job Alert: Part-Time Corporate Support Account Manager for Midland/Odessa

Marfa Public Radio (Photo by Sara Childress)

PT Corporate Support Account Manager – Midland/Odessa

Summary of Function:

Marfa Public Radio believes in the capacity of public media to shape and animate who we are, where we live, and how we relate. Public media from West Texas serves a critical role in our state and our nation: from border stories to energy stories, West Texas is a part of the country whose stories need to be amplified. MPR has been one of the most awarded small-market stations in the nation for excellence in journalism.


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Birth Of The Cool: A Brief History Of Air Conditioning

Human attempts to control the weather go back millennia.

There was fire, of course, for keeping warm when winter’s cold takes hold, but taming the sweltering heat of the summer is a much newer pursuit.


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Thursday Interview: TSCRA President Bobby McKnight on Ranching in West Texas and Its Future

On this episode, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association president Bobby McKnight speaks to Elise Pepple.

McKnight talks about his life growing up in West Texas, ranching and its future. He also discusses what he says are misconceptions of the industry and the latest news for TSCRA.

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

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Blue Origin Completes Another Launch of 2018, Successfully Tests Safety System

On Wednesday, space tourism company Blue Origin tested its New Shepard rocket once again at its West Texas facility.


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Joni Boyd of West Texas Centers, a network of public mental health clinics in the Permian Basin, says the need for mental health services is growing, even as the region faces a severe psychiatry shortage. (Caroline Covington/Texas Standard)

In West Texas, Psychiatrists Are Few And Far Between – And That’s A Problem

Texas has long had a psychiatrist shortage. In rural areas, it means many people have to drive long distances to get care.


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A mother carrying her child in McAllen, Texas, after being released from a U.S Customs and Border Protection Processing Center, in June of 2018. (Yvette De Luna)

Border Volunteers Allege Mistreatment Of Detainees

Three volunteers at the Humanitarian Respite Center, run by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, have independently confirmed to Houston Public Media similar accounts of insufficient nutrition and basic medical attention. A Houston lawyer, a pre-med student at The University of Texas at Dallas, and a Kean University professor recounted stories of not being able to shower for several days, sparse food, dehydration, and even babies with fevers who have not been treated.


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Oil Rig by Flickr user "HITCHHACKING" via Creative Commons

REPORT: Permian Will Continue To Dominate U.S. Oil Supply

In the next 10 years, West Texas’ Permian Basin will continue to dominate U.S. oil supply, according to a new production forecast from an oil and gas consultancy.


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Immigrant families seeking asylum in the United State wait on the Mexican side of the international bridge connecting Brownsville to Matamoros, Mexico. (Reynaldo Leal for The Texas Tribune)

There are new, tougher guidelines for migrants seeking asylum in the United States

The federal agency that handles the first step in asylum claims sent a memo to all its officers Wednesday that tightens restrictions on migrants who are seeking asylum.


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As Reunification Deadline Approaches, One Migrant Family Wonders When They’ll See Their Daughter Again

The looming deadline to reunify parents and children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border is approaching quickly. A federal judge in California ordered the Trump administration to finish reuniting families before the end of this month, but it’s still unclear exactly how the government will accomplish this. Agencies are scrambling to comply — a task complicated by each case’s unique challenges.

Among those waiting to be reunited are Amalia — a nine-year-old Guatemalan girl — and her father. She’s in New York while he’s being detained thousands of miles away, in the West Texas town of Sierra Blanca.


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Many Texans Are Skipping Health Care They Need Because Of The Cost

Many Texans are struggling to afford health care, according to a new survey released by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Episcopal Health Foundation.


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Bunk beds are lined up inside an air-conditioned tent at the Tornillo facility for unaccompanied immigrant children near El Paso. (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services)

Tornillo detention center for immigrant children will remain open at least another month

The immigration detention center, which held more than 300 minors two weeks ago, will remain open at least through Aug. 13, according to a federal agency.


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In Alpine and Across U.S., Protestors March Against Trump’s Immigration Policy

At rallies across Texas and the U.S., people are marching to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policy.

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Remembering Bobbie Louise Hawkins, The Texas Beatnik Poet

Bobbie Louise Hawkins was a Texas writer that no one thought of as a Texas writer.

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn explores the life and work of the writer, and looks at how the events of Hawkins’ childhood inspired her work, Back To Texas.

The Rambling Boy is broadcast Monday evenings after the 7 pm newscast.
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“Lost Crops Rediscovered”: Uncovering an Ancient History of Agave Farming

For Native Americans in the Southwest, agave was the staff of life. Slow-roasted, agave hearts were converted into sweet food, and nomadic peoples cached dried agave for lean winter months. Agave fiber was used in baskets and mats. The plant … Continue reading

Nature Notes is broadcast Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:35 am and 4:45 pm
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Thu. Jun 28 Interview: Zero Tolerance, Family Separation, and the Path to Reunification

On this episode, Diana Nguyen speaks to fellow reporters Sally Beauvais and Carlos Morales about the zero-tolerance policy, family separation, and the path to reunification.

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West Texas Talk is broadcast each Thursday at 6:00 PM and each Friday at 9:00 PM.
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Job Alert: Part-Time Corporate Support Account Manager for Midland/Odessa

Marfa Public Radio (Photo by Sara Childress)

PT Corporate Support Account Manager – Midland/Odessa

Summary of Function:

Marfa Public Radio believes in the capacity of public media to shape and animate who we are, where we live, and how we relate. Public media from West Texas serves a critical role in our state and our nation: from border stories to energy stories, West Texas is a part of the country whose stories need to be amplified. MPR has been one of the most awarded small-market stations in the nation for excellence in journalism.

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