Monthly Archives: June 2013

Funny Or Die brings Offline Twitter to the Marfa Film Festival

During the Marfa Film Festival, KRTS visited the Marfa Thrift Store where the comedians from Funny Or Die were offering ice cream sandwiches, tequila drinks, and jokes for the patrons to the Marfa Film Festival. It was billed as a … Continue reading

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Soon, Alpine Won’t Hear that Train Whistle Anymore…

The railroad has an important place in west Texas history, and trains are striking part of our visual landscape. But one thing many people are not fond of is the sound of a train honking its horn as it drives … Continue reading

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The Tarahumara: Challenge in the Sierra Madre

Tuesday and Thursday, June 25 and June 27, Lorne Matalon reports from the Sierra Madre of Chihuahua, Mexico on hunger, corruption and threats posed by outsiders in Tarahumara territory. Click podcast link above to hear the news series. Listen to … Continue reading

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Tarahumara Fight Logging in Old Growth Forests

In our neighboring state of Chihuahua, Mexico, one of Mexico’s most isolated indigenous groups, the Tarahumara, has won a major legal victory. Mexican courts have suspended logging permits affecting old growth forests in Tarahumara land in the Sierra Madre. At … Continue reading

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Filmmakers Stop by Marfa Public Radio During Marfa Film Festival

Marfa Film Festival 2013 begins Wednesday, June 26 and runs through June 30. Robin Lambaria, founder and director of Marfa Film Festival, joined us on Talk at Ten on Wednesday to provide a preview of this year’s festival. On Thursday, … Continue reading

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Drought, Drug Traffickers Increase Hunger for Mexican Indigenous Group

On Tuesday, June 25, Marfa Public Radio begins our series on challenges facing the Tarahumara indigenous people of northern Mexico. In the first part of our series, Lorne Matalon reports on hunger in Tarahumara land from the Sierra Madre of … Continue reading

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Could Drones Be Coming to Alpine?

Alpine residents were recently surprised to learn that unmanned aircraft systems – also known as drones – could be coming to the Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport. In early 2013, a Texas-based group approached former Alpine City Manager Chuy Garcia, seeking a … Continue reading

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KRTS Summer Shake-Up: In The Field

This past week, June 17-20, KRTS led a workshop as part MISD Summer Shake-Up. Fifth and sixth graders trained to be radio reporters – in the field, on the air and at the editing table.

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Summer Shake-Up Brings Students to the Stage

(Photo courtesy of Marfa Live Arts) This past week, 10 Marfa students completed a two-week theater camp as part of Marfa ISD’s Summer Shake-Up. Led by Marfa Live Arts instructors Ellie Kenworth and Jennie Lyn Hamilton, the camp aims to … Continue reading

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The Personal Cost Of Extortion In Mexico

There has been a major increase in the number of businesses reporting extortion attempts in Mexico, according to a survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico (PDF). The Chamber’s new survey says the number of its member businesses … Continue reading

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