Faith Matters: Remembering Louise and Giles McCrary


Giles McCrary was an oilman, a rancher, an art collector and a world traveler. On his treks across the globe he bought plenty of souvenirs, many of which now grace the OS Museum in Post.

McCrary, who died in 2011, also was a WW II Army veteran. From 1969 until 1991, he served as mayor of Post, where residents honored him and Citizen of the year in 1985.

Known for his generosity and philanthropy, McCrary often paid tuition, room and board and books for several...

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Texas Tech nutritional sciences professor Nik Dhurandhar.
Betsy Blaney

ITT: Obesity Tied to Viral Infection

Texas Tech nutritional sciences professor Nik Dhurandhar wasn’t looking for a virus that causes obesity. He wanted to learn IF one did. And he succeeded. The AD36 virus and Dhurandhar’s startling research since 1995 will be spotlighted by National Geographic this fall.

Studies by research groups across every continent except Africa have brought similar findings since he confirmed that infectobesity, obesity through infection, is real.

“Now I’m not alone anymore, and...

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Stream the first of three debates between U.S. Senate candidates, Beto O'Rourke and incumbent Ted Cruz. The two will face off for the first time in Dallas for a one-hour debate, beginning at 6 p.m. Tonight's discussion will focus primarily on domestic policy.

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Diagram of the brain of a person with Alzheimer's Disease.
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Byron and Hi Newby know that their $110,000 gift to Alzheimer’s research at Texas Tech’s Health Sciences Center won’t directly bring a cure for the anguishing and debilitating disease.

In establishing the Darlene Newby and Dr. Katie Hendley Honorarium Fund for Alzheimer’s Research the men are creating another link in a chain they hope will hasten a cure and help others avoid the suffering the disease causes patients, families and caregivers.

This year's theatre season has a twist. They're leaving behind the theater and occupying new spaces around town.
Texas Tech School of Theatre and Dance

Dr. Mark Charney, Director of Texas Tech's School of Theatre and Dance, answers a pressing question: how do you hold a theatre season with no theatre? Find out how they're turning this problem into an opportunity on this episode of The Front Row.
 

Give us some background and tell us what you’re going to do this year.

Music Crossroads of Texas Playlist: Celebrating Women of West Texas pt. 2

The Hub Theatre Group is giving performances this week. Bob Chanda, Founder and Executive Director of Hub Theatre Group, visits with the Front Row to share more about the upcoming performances.
 

Tell us about Hub Theatre Group.

We started in 2007 and I wanted to create a theatre group that focused on small, award-winning, intense plays that kind of looked at human condition in compelling ways. So, with that vision in mind, we started in 2007 with a play called “Dinner With Friends,” and we’ve been doing plays ever since.

The messages kids get from their media consumption need an interpreter. And, no surprise, that translator ought to be a parent, who isn’t always well-versed in how to navigate the landscape. But research shows that just sitting at kids’ sides while they watch media can help youths increase their understanding and heighten their learning readiness.

“If we want to create a generation of media-literate kids, we have to first create a generation of media-literate adults,” Eric Rasmussen says.

Jack Sacco with his book, "Where the Birds Never Sing."
Kaysie Ellingson

Jack Sacco’s telling of his father’s World War II service is a story replete with honor and horror. In “Where the Birds Never Sing,” Sacco details Joe Sacco’s time with the 92nd Signal Battalion and General George Patton’s Third Army as Allied forces pushed through France and Germany. But it was Joe’s arrival at Dachau in 1945 that left an indelible mark on both father and son.

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Meet the faces that make up the team at KTTZ-Texas Tech Public Media.