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In this conversation with host Elise Pepple, artists Carlos Motta and José Parlá discuss Donald Judd's writings about art and politics and describe the responsibilities they feel as artists and citizens to engage with politics in their work. H
The Marfa Public Radio staff pulls back the curtain to show us what it takes to produce content remotely during a pandemic. Elise Pepple, Diana Nguyen, Mitch Borden, Carlos Morales, Jacob Rockey, and Hannah Siegel-Gardner all share stories abou
This week's episode features a rebroadcast of an interview with poet Eileen Myles, as well as another installment of 'Pandemic Pantry' with Seth Siegel-Gardner, a conversation between Elise Pepple and Marfa Public Radio DJ 'Lady C,' and a perfo
The Kitchen Sisters tell story of the Lou Reed archive in New York. Closer to home, Carlos Morales describes steps being taken to support the town of Boquillas during COVID 19, and Seth Siegel-Gardner introduces a new cooking segment called 'Pa
This week's West Texas Talk features the last episode of the pandemic podcast 'Our Show', a conversation between Mitch Borden and Christian Wallace, one interview with Dee Anna Good of Safe Place of the Permian Basin, and another with Guy McCra
This week's episode of West Texas Talk begins with an episode of 'Our Show' by Erica Heilman. Then we'll hear interviews with Julia Caulfield in Telluride, CO, Sam Stavinoha in Marathon, TX, and Ian Lewis in Marfa, TX, as well as a 'Tiny Porch'
On this week's West Texas Talk includes an episode of 'Our Show' by Erica Heilman, interviews with Serah Mead, Lesley Villareal, and Gabriela Carballo, and a 'Tiny Porch' performance from Adam Bork. Hosted by Elise Pepple for KRTS
On West Texas Talk this week, General Manager Elise Pepple talks to artist Nick Terry about how to meditate and take a deep breath during a crisis. Then, Pepple talks to Laura Thoms about living at the McDonald Observatory. Laura’s … Continue r
On this special edition of West Texas Talk, we hear from reporters on the ground, healthcare professionals, a parent learning to homeschool her kids and service industry workers who have found themselves out of a job — all in the … Continue rea
Elise Pepple and Sally Beauvais interview Diana Nguyen, the outgoing host and executive producer of West Texas Talk. Later on the show, Ian Lewis speaks to journalist and writer Amitava Kumar. They talk about the state of writing fiction and f
Diana Nguyen speaks to Marfa Public Radio’s Sally Beauvais and Christopher Collins, a reporter for the Texas Observer. They discuss the healthcare crisis in rural Texas. Later on the show, Rachel Monroe speaks with poet Martha Collins. They d
This week, we’re delving deeper into Respect Big Bend. Diana Nguyen talks to Marilu Hastings of the Mitchell Foundation and Dr. Michael Young with the Bureau of Economic Geology at UT Austin. They talk about how the Respect Big Bend initiative
Diana Nguyen talks to Billy Tarrant of Borderlands Research Institute. They talk about the projections of expanded renewable energy production in the region and the goals of the coalition. Later in the show, Elise Pepple talks to Rachel Neel,
Elise Pepple talks to Rachel Monroe and Gaby Carballo about a topic on a lot of residents’ minds… the difficulty of dating in rural America. They go over the complications, the highs, and the lows of finding love in West Texas. Later in the s
Diana Nguyen talks to Rainer Judd, the daughter of the late artist Donald Judd and the president of the Judd Foundation. Later, Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans talk about the YACHT album “Chain Tripping.” They used artificial intelligence t
For the next few weeks, we’re re-broadcasting some of our favorite interviews from the past year. Diana Nguyen talks to Mark Scott and Katy Rose Elsasser of Convenience West. Earlier this year, they made Texas Monthly’s cut for Top 25 New Barb
Elise Pepple talks to Sam Sanders, a correspondent and host of of the NPR talk show "It’s Been A Minute with Sam Sanders." Sanders talks to journalists, actors, musicians, and listeners to make sense of the world through conversation. Later
Diana Nguyen speaks Michael Stangl — a graduate student who's been studying the mountain lions of West Texas with the Borderlands Research Institute. They talk about the takeaways from their research on the mysterious creatures. Later on the s
We air a portion of the town hall Marfa Public Radio held a week ago in collaboration with The Big Bend Sentinel. On November 21, about a hundred people packed into The Sentinel space to talk about access to resources and healthcare for seniors
Diana Nguyen and Station Manager Elise Pepple update you on everything that’s been happening at Marfa Public Radio. Their conversation includes talk about projects on the horizon, and some BIG announcements. Later in the show, Nguyen talks to
Diana Nguyen talks to Maisie Crow, the editor of the Big Bend Sentinel and The International. Later on the show, Nguyen talks to musician Roberto Carlos Lange of Helado Negro. Hosted by Diana Nguyen for KRTS
Diana Nguyen speaks to Annette Minjarez of the Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend. They talk about domestic and sexual violence, and the resources the organization provides for residents of the region. Later in the show, Nguyen talks to Ca
This week we're breaking format on West Texas Talk and highlighting some spooky stories. We're revisiting "There's Something Out There" — a 2014 series about the strange things that happen in everyday life. Hosted by Diana Nguyen for KRTS
Diana Nguyen speak to CJ Alvarez, the author of “Border Land, Border Water." The book examines the history of construction projects that have shaped the region where the United states and Mexico meet. Later, Nguyen talks to to Paul Chavarria
Robert “Bob” Armstrong Diana Nguyen speaks Robert Armstrong, the director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Energy Initiative which “links science, technology, and policy to transform the world’s energy system.” They discuss transi
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