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3:34 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Lubbock Lights Shine Bright

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Texas Tech University hosted the inaugural Lubbock Lights: Celebrating the Musical Heritage of the South Plains on April 9. The event focused on the creative process behind how some Lubbock musicians create their iconic music.

Terri Hendrix, a singer-songwriter from San Marcos, Texas, said despite her lack of roots in West Texas, some of her greatest musical influences have deep roots in the region.

“You can’t be involved in the Texas music scene and not be influenced by the music of the South Plains,” Hendrix said.

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1:38 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Support Needed for Spring 2015 Pledge Drive

You can make a tax-deductible contribution all week at (806) 742-0033 or (800) 530-4735, or at
Credit Ashley Rodgers / Texas Tech University Office of Communications & Marketing

2015's Spring Pledge Drive has arrived, and we are calling on our supporters to continue contributing to Texas Tech Public Radio, and if you've never given to public radio, we urge you to become a new member with a pledge on our website. Volunteers at the KTTZ-FM studios are also taking calls from supporters at (806) 742-0033 or (800) 530-4735. 

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2:19 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: HSC Collaborators Test Possible Superbug Remedy

Micrograph of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Credit National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) / Flickr/Creative Commons

A bacterial infection that’s resistant to many antibiotics is becoming a big problem in a medical industry that’s become heavily reliant on the use of antibiotics - so much so that the antibiotics are being rendered ineffective after years of using them for a multitude of infections.

MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is deadly bacteria that’s become resistant to the typical antibiotics used to treat Staph infections, and an estimated 5,500 deaths a year in the U.S. are attributed to it.

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12:29 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Entrepreneurship Growing Trend at TTU

The College of Media & Communication offers entrepreneurship organizations like the Media Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group.

Entrepreneurship, the process of starting a business or organization, is a growing trend at Texas Tech, according to Saba Nafees, a master’s student in mathematical biology. The process of starting a business isn’t perhaps as death-defying as jumping out of a plane parachuteless, but Nafees, a graduate student and president of startup organization TTIME (or Texas Tech Innovation Mentorship and Entrepreneurship) sees a connection.

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7:00 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Cotton Technology Aims to Clean Oil-Affected Waters

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During the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, nearly 5 million gallons of crude oil was spewed into the Gulf of Mexico, making it the largest oil spill in U.S. history.

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