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Allison Terry / The Hub@TTU

Nepal is the home to eight of the world's 14 tallest mountains. But beneath the peaks of the Himalayas, a disaster was waiting. 

A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake destroyed Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, along with many surrounding villages. The death toll, nearly two weeks after the quake, nears 8,000.

The destruction hits close to home for a small community of Texas Tech students who hail from the mountainous country between India and China.

Many Texas Tech students complete an internship before graduation, to gain valuable experience in their chosen field. For students aspiring to work in politics or government, there is one special opportunity for Red Raiders.

Each semester, including summer sessions, up to 19 lucky students are chosen for the Government and Public Service Internship program. These student go to Washington, D.C. for the term and work directly with congress and senate members.

Philip Marshall

A group of longtime Texas Tech University professors and public radio fans have been meeting nearly every morning for the better part of  two decades to discuss news and events, usually heard through public radio

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. 

Ken Howard / Four Seasons Magazine

Want a chance to win a pair of Santa Fe Opera tickets and backstage passes?

Donate any amount to the  Texas Tech Public Radio Spring 2015 pledge drive and you're automatically entered with a chance to win the tickets and passes.

Grand Prize: A pair of tickets to the Santa Fe Opera 2015 season, plus a two-person pass for a daily backstage tour. 

Any donation amount will enter you to the drawing, so hurry and make your pledge! You can contribute here, or call (806) 742-0033 or (800) 530-4735.

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