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A 'Nuclear' Senate Showdown Next Week Appears All But Inevitable

Lawmakers from both parties are increasingly convinced that the United States Senate is on a collision course that will permanently change the dynamics of the chamber — and the United States Supreme Court. There's a growing bipartisan sadness and resignation about next week's showdown over the rules that govern high court nominations. But that doesn't mean there's any serious attempt from either party to avoid it. Here's where things stand: after the Senate Judiciary Committee approves Neil...

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VORTEX-SE on Inside Texas Tech

Two Texas Tech professors and a pair of graduate research assistants are in Alabama with some of the nation's top tornado scientists for a congressionally mandated project to study how and why tornadoes form, know as VORTEX-SE.

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Vietnam Center & Archive Part 2

May 27, 2011

 

Keith Kohanek talks to Kim Phuc, a former Vietnamese citizen whose village was napalmed in 1972 leaving half her body covered in third-degree burns. We learn about her journey to forgiveness.

Vietnam Center Website

Kim Foundation Website

Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White On JazzSet

May 26, 2011

The 52nd Monterey Jazz Festival in the fall of 2009 helped kick off the return of Return to Forever, the stellar fusion band from the 1970s — now a trio with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White on piano, bass and drums, respectively.

Vietnam Center & Archive Part 1

May 20, 2011

 

Keith Kohanek visits the largest Vietnam War archive outside of Washington, D.C., Texas Tech's Vietnam Center and Archive.

Vietnam Center Website

Ballet Folklorico

May 9, 2011

 

Marcela Garcia attends the biggest Ballet Folklorico Festival in Lubbock, and visits with the woman who put it all together.

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Lite Bite Mediterranean Cafe

Apr 29, 2011

 

In the series premiere of LOCALLY OWNED, Marcela Garcia and Keith Kohanek visit Lubbock's oldest Mediterranean restaurant, Lite Bite Mediterranean Cafe.

Lite Bite Website

Autism Awareness Month

Apr 22, 2011

 

See what's going on in Lubbock to help raise awareness for Autism and learn what Texas Tech University is doing to further Autism research.

Burkhart Center Website

Autumn's Dawn Lab Website

TTU Pole Vaulter

Mar 28, 2011

 

Marcela Garcia talks to Texas Tech's most prolific female pole vaulter, Shade Weygandt.

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Chuck Brown On World Cafe

Feb 3, 2011

Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go music, died in 2012. A year earlier, he'd stopped by World Cafe to discuss his 50-plus-year career and his last album.

This segment, from Jan. 18, 2008, is part of our Vintage Cafe series, in which we revisit some of our best studio performances. Here, we remember an Americana legend and drummer for the '60s rock group The Band, Levon Helm, who died in 2012.

Levon Helm first picked up a guitar at age 8, but soon switched to drums. Though best known as the famous drummer for the rock group The Band, Helm continued to influence music with his collaborations and solo works.

Melissa Walker On Piano Jazz

May 15, 2009

Marian McPartland recalls meeting singer Melissa Walker for the first time in the "powder room" at Birdland. McPartland was immediately taken with the young singer's glowing personality — and she probably heard hints of Walker's warm and rich vocals in the few words they exchanged that night.

"She's got such a wonderful voice," recalls McPartland. "The tunes she did aren't heard too often, they were very well done though. I enjoyed that session."

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