"Do y'all want to fly this evening? Do you want to ride on the Mothership?"

24 Frames: The Fabric of Conducting

Jun 4, 2014

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Maestro David Cho talks to us about his life and about his passion for music and conducting.

South Plains Sessions is an intimate musical performance featuring independent West Texas Artists produced by Kabletowava Films. This edition features Lenora Sol. 

24 Frames: Thrift Store Cowboys

Jun 4, 2014

Lubbock may be known for it's music history with acts such as Buddy Holly and the Flatlanders but the Thrift Store Cowboys have strived and thrived as a musical act in Lubbock worthy of notice. In this story we take a look back at the history of the band as lead singer Daniel Fluitt gets ready to head to Tennessee.

A new medical technique that could prevent mitochondrial disease would also create babies with three parents, a British health agency says. Officials say the time is coming for a technique that would use material from two women and one man to produce a healthy embryo.

"I think that [two years] is not a bad estimation," Robin Lovell-Badge of the Medical Research Council tells the BBC. "The other sorts of experiments that we thought were necessary, again it will take about two years to complete all of those."

24 Frames: The Family Meal

Jun 4, 2014

In the first of our new cooking segments, Alisa Palmer sits down and explains why she started The Family Meal Blog, and goes on to teach us how to make butternut squash soup and pan fried tilapia!

More than 2.5 million veterans served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and they qualify for health care and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. These recent vets have been putting in for more service-related conditions than previous generations, for everything from post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injury to the bad knees, bad backs and bad hearing that nearly every new vet seems to have.

Jessica Lea Mayfield On World Cafe

Jun 4, 2014

In 2007, The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach discovered an EP by an artist called Chittlin, who hailed from Kent, Ohio — an area near his hometown of Akron. The voice behind Chittlin was 15-year-old Jessica Lea Mayfield, a singer-songwriter who'd been performing in a bluegrass band with her family since she was 8. Her languid tone had a simple power and reflected a sentiment that seemed wise beyond her years.

The American rate of juvenile incarceration is seven times that of Great Britain, and 18 times that of France. It costs, on average, $88,000 a year to keep a youth locked up — far more than the U.S. spends on a child's education.

But the biggest problem with juvenile incarceration, author Nell Bernstein tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies, is that instead of helping troubled kids get their lives back on track, detention usually makes their problems worse, and sets them in the direction of more crime and self-destructive behavior.

Miranda Lambert's new album is called Platinum. Lambert has become one of the best-selling artists in country music, and one of the most critically acclaimed. Rock critic Ken Tucker says her new album continues Lambert's ongoing project to create songs about women who are complex, fun-loving, and assertive.