West Texas Talk:
Boom or Bust: A Collection and Study of Energy Narratives

Elise Pepple speaks to Professor Jason Lagapa about UT PB’s project “to help promote understanding of the Permian Basin’s energy and economic resources from a humanistic perspective.” This project is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities* and includes a speaker series, writing workshops and book clubs. In this program, you hear personal essays from Kristen Figgins, Daniella Garcia, Emily Weinberg, and Jessica Terrell.

More information can be found here.

*This web posting mistakenly listed this project as funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. We regret the error. 

About Diana Nguyen

Diana Nguyen produces the interview program West Texas Talk. She is particularly interested in exploring the intersection of range life, high-brow art, and the vast oil fields of West Texas.
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West Texas Talk is broadcast at 6:30 pm each weekday.
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