Blogs
11:10 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: First Female SGA President Leaves Legacy

Credit Photo courtesy of the Southwest Collections/Special Collection Library at Texas Tech University

In 1937, women had only had the right to vote for 20 years. But at Texas Tech University, one woman was making a name for herself in campus politics.

Maxine Fry came to Texas Tech in 1934 from her hometown of Lockney, Texas to pursue journalism. Fry was very involved and well known on campus. She wrote for the student newspaper, was voted as a campus beauty, and served as president of her sorority, which is now Kappa Kappa Gamma.

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Blogs
4:27 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

"LIFE.HOPE.COURAGE. Stories of Cancer" Premiere and Event

The screening of  KTTZ's documentary "Life. Hope. Courage. Stories of Cancer" premiered last night at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.  "Life. Hope. Courage" is the story of the people who show courage in their fight, hope in their resiliency, and celebrate life. Texas Tech Public Media is proud to present this film Thursday, March 26 @ 7:30 p.m., and Thursday April 2 @ 7:30 p.m.

We also held a panel and town hall discussion following this special event moderated by Health Sciences Center President Tedd Mitchell, M.D.

Blogs
8:50 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Over the Air Transmitter

The over the air TV and FM transmitters will be shut off this morning for a period of time for the tower climber doing an inspection of the tower. The stations will be turned off around 10:30am to whenever the climber is clear of the antennas.

Blogs
8:22 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Stories of Cancer - Cinde Ebeling: Perspective

Cinde Ebeling: Perspective

1 in 4 Americans will die of cancer, it costs 85 billion dollars a year, it effects all of us. "Life. Hope. Courage" is the story of the people who show courage in their fight, hope in their resiliency, and celebrate life. Texas Tech Public Media is proud to present this film Sunday March 22 @ 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 @ 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 26 @ 7:20 p.m., and Thursday April 2 @ 7:30 p.m.

The Salt
3:00 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

This Spanish Pig-Slaughtering Tradition Is Rooted In Sustainability

Pig farmer Armando Escaño stands with his Iberian pigs on his farm on western Spain's dehesa. Escaño raises pigs for jamón ibérico, Spain's most prized ham.
Lauren Frayer for NPR

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 7:51 pm

In Spain, an age-old way of surviving the winter is getting some new attention from foodies worldwide. It's called la matanza — literally, the killing of a pig. It's an ancient ritual in danger of dying out, amid an influx of commercial abattoirs and modern supermarkets. But Spain's matanza is now getting renewed interest from farm-to-table food enthusiasts.

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Shots - Health News
2:46 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Teens Say They Change Clothes And Do Homework While Driving

Hey, I'm not texting. Surely this is safe.
iStockphoto

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 4:08 pm

While most teenagers recognize that texting while driving is a bad idea, they may be less clear about the risk of other activities – like changing clothes.

Twenty-seven percent of teens say they sometimes change clothes and shoes while driving, a study finds. They also reported that they often change contact lenses, put on makeup and do homework behind the wheel.

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Blogs
2:42 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Premiere of "LIFE.HOPE.COURAGE. Stories of Cancer"

On March 24th at The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center room 100 join Texas Tech Public Media for a screening of the new local documentary, "Life. Hope. Courage: The Stories of Cancer". The documentary chronicles the stories of people in the south plains and their battles with cancer. Featuring Ted and Betty Dotts, Dr. Patrick Reynolds, M.D. Ph.D., Randy Christian, Dr. Candy Arentz, M.D., Todd Chambers Ph.D. and many other doctors, survivors, and care givers.

Doors open at 5:30pm and light hors d'oeuvre's will be served.

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The Two-Way
2:38 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

France Considers A Ban On Overly Skinny Models

Models wear creations for Masha Ma's fall-winter 2015-2016 ready to wear fashion collection during Paris fashion week, Paris, France, on March 11. Under proposed legislation in France, models would have to get routine checkups.
Christophe Ena AP

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 4:48 pm

France is considering banning the use of anorexic models in the fashion industry.

Legislation debated Tuesday in France's Parliament would require modeling agencies to get medical certificates from models to prove that they have a body mass index of at least 18. And models would have to get routine checkups. Agencies that violate the law would be subject to fines of up to 75,000 euros ($80,968) and even prison time.

Websites and online forums that glorify anorexia and other eating disorders also would be banned.

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The Two-Way
1:54 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Fed Sends Clear Sign On Raising Rates, But Says Hike Unlikely In April

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, seen Feb. 25 on Capitol Hill.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 4:42 pm

Updated at 2:47 p.m. ET

The Federal Reserve moved a step closer toward ending its zero interest rate policy. In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, the Fed dropped a pledge to be "patient" before raising rates. But, the Fed's Open Market Committee said, it is unlikely to raise rates in April.

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The Two-Way
1:41 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

No Charges For Operator Of Drone That Crashed At White House

The Secret Service released this photo of a "quad copter" that crashed on the White House grounds Jan. 26.
Secret Service

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 4:53 am

Prosecutors say they will not press criminal charges against an intelligence agency employee who lost control of a drone that crashed on the White House grounds on Jan. 26.

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