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Voices of Blackwell: Lionel Salgado

Our latest series is a partnership with the Blackwell School Alliance called  “Voices of Blackwell.” The segregated institution was open from the late nineteenth century and closed in 1965 with the integration of schools in Marfa. The second story we … Continue reading

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Voices of Blackwell: Mario Rivera

The “Voices of Blackwell” series is a partnership with the Blackwell School Alliance, whose mission is to preserve the history of Hispanic education in Marfa. The segregated institution was open from the late nineteenth century and closed in 1965 with … Continue reading

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Interview: Visitors from UTSA are Conducting a Historic Structure Report on the Blackwell School

Gretel Enck, President of the Blackwell School Alliance discusses the organization’s mission and the building’s Historic Structure Report. The research for the report is currently being conducted by Bill Dupont, the director of the Center for Cultural Sustainability at UTSA, … Continue reading

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UTEP Helps Revamp Efforts to Collect Blackwell School History

Over the last 10 years, there have been two big pushes to collect the oral histories of former Blackwell School students. Both efforts eventually stalled due to lack of resources, but a third big push is underway, this time with … Continue reading

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Interview: Collecting Oral Histories of Marfa’s Blackwell School

The historic Blackwell School served as the segregated Hispanic school for children in Marfa from its formation in the late 1800’s until the town’s schools were integrated in 1965. The school’s history was a focus of the 2015 documentary Children of Giant … Continue reading

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Interview: Blackwell Park Improvement Project

Tom Michael speaks with Jack Sanders of Camp Design Build Adventure and community organizers Ann Marie Nafziger and Peter Stanley (designer of the original park scheme) about the collaborative effort to improve the only public playground on Marfa’s South side, … Continue reading

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Interview: New Yorker Lisa Bateman Investigates the Blackwell School in Marfa

Lisa Bateman is a professor of art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She teaches installation art in the School of Art & Design. She recently visited Marfa, Texas. To tour the Chinati Foundation? No. The Judd Foundation? No. She came … Continue reading

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Resources for West Texans During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Big Bend Relief Funds, Meals, and more

Marfa Public Radio is compiling resources for residents of the area. If you are offering services and would like to be included on this list, please email diana@marfapublicradio.org. (Last updated Thursday, April 2, 2020)

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Marfa Public Radio 2020 Overall Excellence Murrow Submission

The overall excellence submissions for Marfa Public Radio feature a range of voices and topics. From two mass shootings to the wonders that drive the curiosity of West Texans, Marfa Public Radio reported on a variety of stories in 2019. … Continue reading

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Former KRTS Music Host “Wile” Quintana Dies At 78

By Marfa Public Radio Staff William “Wile” Quintana — a former co-host of Marfa Public Radio’s “Una Hora Con Primo” — has died. A Marfa resident and amateur historian, Quintana grew up in far West Texas in the 1940s and … Continue reading

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