Monthly Archives: April 2016

Familiar Themes in an Artist Colony’s Evolution

Our morning host Travis Bubenik has been traveling around Cape Cod, Massachusetts for the past couple of weeks, exploring the commonalities between Far West Texas and small communities on the northeastern coast. It’s part of our host exchange experiment, Radio Hometown: … Continue reading

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Veggies In Cattle Country: Texas Hospital Formally Promotes Plant-Based Diet

  MIDLAND, Texas—A leading hospital in Texas is making a name for itself by taking on the ranching industry, an iconic fixture in the history of the Lone Star State. The hospital is now promoting a plant-based diet rich in … Continue reading

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First Week of a Desert-To-Coast Host Exchange Experiment

Marfa Public Radio and WCAI in Woods Hole, Massachusetts have embarked on a first-of-its-kind host exchange experiment called Radio Hometown: Two Stations, Two Hosts, One Community of Listeners. We’ve sent our morning host Travis Bubenik to Cape Cod in exchange for WCAI’s … Continue reading

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Texas Photographer Traces Route of Georgia O’Keefe in New Mexico

Texas photographer Walter Nelson has published a new book about the New Mexican landscape where artist Georgia O’Keefe painted. Nelson points to a map of New Mexico as he traces the route of artist O’Keefe, who made her name in … Continue reading

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Reactions on the 8 Regional Murrow Award Wins

Earlier this week, it was announced that the Marfa Public Radio network (including West Texas Public Radio in the Permian Basin), won 8 regional Murrow Awards – the most for a small-market station in the nation. The awards are administered … Continue reading

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Host Exchange Dispatch: Can Cape Cod Teach Marfa How To Be a Tourist Economy?

Marfa Public Radio and WCAI in Woods Hole, Massachusetts have embarked on a first-of-its-kind public radio experiment. WCAI All Things Considered host Steve Junker is swapping places with KRTS Morning Edition host Travis Bubenik for three weeks.  We’re exploring what … Continue reading

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Your Public Radio Station Just Won 8 Regional Murrow Awards

For the second year in the row, Marfa Public Radio (along with West Texas Public Radio) is the most awarded small-market station in the nation during the regional Murrow Awards for excellence in journalism in 2015. According to the Radio Television … Continue reading

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Dissenting Border Patrol Agents’ Push to Disavow Union’s Trump Endorsement Defeated in Narrow Vote

This story has been updated after a Tuesday (April 12) meeting of the National Border Patrol Council’s El Paso chapter, Local 1929. A group of dissenting Border Patrol agents in El Paso, Texas – across the border from Juárez, Mexico – … Continue reading

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Pianist Finds A Musical Refuge In Mexico’s Copper Canyon

The short route to Romayne Wheeler’s cliffside home in Mexico’s Copper Canyon is an hour-long ride in a five-passenger charter plane from Chihuahua city. From the air, his abode looks like a glass cocoon clinging to the edge of a … Continue reading

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The Rock House Fire: 5 Years Later

The Rock House Fire remains the largest grassland fire in Texas history. On Saturday, April 9, 2011, it began its rampage across Far West Texas, affecting many residents. Today during the Spring Membership Drive for Marfa Public Radio, we revisit some of … Continue reading

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