Marfa Public Radio

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The mission of Marfa Public Radio is to unite the community of Far West Texas with a focus on art, education, quality-of-life and the local economy. The KRTS studios - the tallest in Texas - are located in rural highlands of the Chihuahuan Desert. We serve the residents in the ranchlands of the Big Bend and Davis Mountains. We can be heard beyond the Transpecos at www.marfapublicradio.org.

Pieces

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A look at the changing mythology of Mexican folklore favorite “La Llorona” and what each version reveals about its teller.

  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 09:11
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Billy finally saved enough money to move his family from a trailer to a house in West Texas. He thought he left his problems behind… until some of ...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 11:09
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Marfa residents Alice Quinlan and TK Croft were on their way back from the Border Zone UFO festival in Presidio, Texas when they saw a mysterious g...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 09:59
Caption: Willie Nelson being interviewed by host Joe Nick Patoski, Austin Texas, Credit: Joe Nick Patoski, KRTS.
Marfa Public Radio's Joe Nick Patoski, Willie Nelson biographer and host of the Texas Music Hour of Power, looks back on the life and career of the...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2013
  • Length: 56:36
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Doves are incredibly prolific reproducers. Doves begin to nest in March, and continue to nest until November. Every six weeks another two young are...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2012
  • Length: 04:30
Caption: Cactus Wren, Photo courtesy of wildlifenorthamerica.com
The song of a Cactus Wren is a clattering roll with quick beats without melody. The sound carries farther than other sounds and has a hollow echo t...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2012
  • Length: 04:30
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There are a thousand stories about mesquite. Some people hate it and poison it with chemicals. Some people love the wood for its rich, dark hardnes...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2012
  • Length: 04:30
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Tarantulas are scary looking. Many people kill them on sight, certain that the fuzzy spiders will jump onto them and bite, injecting a deadly poiso...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2012
  • Length: 04:30
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Do you know how to identify plants of the Solanaceae family with their five petals?

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2012
  • Length: 04:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cactus Wren, Photo courtesy of wildlifenorthamerica.com.
The song of a Cactus Wren is a clattering roll with quick beats without melody. The sound carries farther than other sounds and has a hollow echo t...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2012
  • Length: 04:30
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There are a thousand stories about mesquite. Some people hate it and poison it with chemicals. Some people love the wood for its rich, dark hardnes...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2012
  • Length: 04:30
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Tarantulas are scary looking. Many people kill them on sight, certain that the fuzzy spiders will jump onto them and bite, injecting a deadly poiso...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2012
  • Length: 04:30
Caption: A datura solanaceae plant
Do you know how to identify plants of the Solanaceae family with their five petals?

  • Added: Oct 19, 2012
  • Length: 03:50
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The Kingbird is one of many species of Flycatcher, famous for catching their insect prey on the wing. Have you watched the kingbirds along the stre...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2012
  • Length: 04:29
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Little piles of dark earthworm castings sprinkle the soil after a rain. During dry spells earthworms wait, deep in the soil, encased in a shell mad...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2012
  • Length: 04:30
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In many of the supermarkets and drugstores of the southwest, many medicinal plants are sold in plastic bags with Spanish-name labels. Some of these...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2012
  • Length: 04:24
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Heat and dryness are facts of existence in West Texas. Every living thing must either evade these conditions or adapt to them. Humans, through tech...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2012
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
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If you’re in Trans Pecos Texas or the southern Llano Estacado you’re bound to see a javelina, more likely a whole family of javelinas. What do you ...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2012
  • Length: 04:30
Caption: A swallowtail butterfly on a pipevine plant., Credit: Photo from ljworld.com. Photo by Mike Yoder.
The Pipevine Plant and its importance in the West Texas ecosystem.

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2012
  • Length: 04:31
  • Purchases: 1
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Everyone is familiar with Turkey Vultures, those huge black birds that circle high in the sky, searching for road kill. The rare Zone-tailed Hawk o...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2012
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1