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Spring is in the Air!

As we all welcome the vibrance of spring, Texas Tech Public Media invites you to join us in our mission to enrich lives and strengthen communities through the power of public media.

Your Donation Benefits Local Classrooms

Did you know that when you donate to support national programs like NOVA, you're contributing to educational initiatives right here in West Texas? Through platforms like PBS LearningMedia, teachers can seamlessly integrate enriching content into their lessons, fostering engaging and exciting learning experiences for students.

Each month, 4,000 teachers of West Texas use learning resources provided by Texas Tech Public Media, and 26,000 families in the region utilize PBS KIDS resources.

Your generosity plays a vital role in making this possible.

AP Summer Institute

In addition, last year's AP Summer Institute was an incredible success. Texas Tech Public Media helped families save over $672,000 in college expenses, and it also helped West Texas students qualify for college credit on 838 AP exams.

PBS KIDS Kindergarten Readiness

As part of our PBS KIDS kindergarten readiness initiative, Texas Tech Public Media helps families develop essential skills to prepare for school. This includes providing resources that help build essential language, literacy, math, movement, self-care, and social skills. Thanks to your support, Texas Tech was able to provide the following resources to families in the last year:

  • 4,000 books and reading guides
  • 4,000 handwriting kits
  • 3,000 counting kits
  • 1,200 language and literacy activities

None of this is possible without your valuable support. Pledge your donation today to ensure these endeavors continue strong!

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Wildfires in the Texas Panhandle

Brad Burt Reports

This week, Texas Tech Public Media news reporter Brad Burt spoke with NPR's All Things Considered, providing insights into the origins and detrimental impacts of the recent wildfires in the Texas Panhandle.

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Collette Travel Meet-and-Greet

We're grateful to everyone who joined us at our meet-and-greet event with Collette Travel on February 27. It was a delightful evening filled with great conversation, delicious Glühwein, Engelsaugen cookies, and an informative presentation by Karen Barclay. All were eager to learn the exciting details about our wonderful travel opportunity to see authentic Christmas markets in Austria and Germany this December 2024!

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Journey to Austria and Germany with Collette Travel

It's Not Too Late!

We still have several spots available for those who want to join us on this festive journey. Learn more on our website or call Collette at 1-800-581-8942. Please refer to booking number #1205992

A Festive Adventure Awaits

Participants who enroll will have the chance to experience a 5-night stay in the charming city of Innsbruck, nestled in the heart of the spectacular Alps. The trip offers plenty of time for Glühwein and shopping in all the classic Christmas markets. Visit the medieval cities of Salzburg, Oberammergau, and Munich. Plus, journey by train to the Alpine mountain village of Seefeld and get whisked away on a horse-drawn Christmas sleigh.

Collette covers the details— from arranging flights, meals, hotels, and local experiences. Your only job is to have the time of your life!

Your Trip Benefits Public Media

By securing this travel package through Collette, you not only embark on an enriching journey but also join forces with us in supporting your local public media station. Collette has committed to donating a portion of the funds collected, ensuring that your travel experience directly contributes to Texas Tech Public Media. 

Ready to Go?

If you're eager to embark on this festive adventure, then click the link below!

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Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

Enter Our Giveaway!

Want to win tickets to see the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra perform at local venues like Buddy Holly Hall and LHUCA Icehouse? Follow us on Instagram and keep an eye out for our next giveaway!

Captain Scott Kelly at the Museum of Texas Tech University

A Cosmic Event

We had a blast collaborating with the Museum of Texas Tech University on "Infinite Horizons: The Future of Space Exploration." Our friends at the Museum put in an incredible amount of work to bring the record-breaking astronaut, Captain Scott Kelly, to Lubbock for an engaging conversation with an audience of nearly 500 West Texans.

Stay in the Loop!

Follow us on social media @ttupublicmedia for exciting updates on when we will be airing the full recording of this event on PBS, channel 5. You won't want to miss it.

A Wonderful Partnership

The Museum wants to convey their sincere appreciation for teaming up with Texas Tech Public Media for this event, and we wholeheartedly echo their sentiment!

Free Solar Glasses

Also, are you ready for the total solar eclipse on April 8th? Now is your chance to get free solar glasses at the museum.

Captain Scott Kelly on 89.1 FM

Tune In Soon

We were thrilled to host Captain Scott Kelly for an exclusive interview at our radio station, KTTZ 89.1 FM, during his visit to Lubbock. Stay tuned and follow us on social media @ttupublicmedia to catch this captivating conversation when it airs!

Call the Midwife: Season Premiere

Season premiere of Call the Midwife arrives Sunday, March 17 @ 7:00 p.m. It is 1969 and the sisters of Nonnatus House cope with medical and personal issues of the Poplar community. 


AT THE MET: Dead Man Walking

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET (Friday, March 15 @ 8:00 p.m.) debuts Dead Man Walking. Based on Sister Helen Prejeans’ memoir. 


Helena Bonham Carter stars as Noele “Nolly” Gordon, a British television star in the 60s and 70s whose dismissal from her hit series sparked controversy. Nolly on MASTERPIECE debuts Sunday, March 17 @ 8:00 p.m. 

Dante: Inferno to Paradise

Dante: Inferno to Paradise (Monday, March 18 & Tuesday, March 19 @ 7:00 p.m.) profiles the author of The Divine Comedy, considered to be one of the greatest works in literature. 


Greener Pastures

INDEPENDENT LENS: Greener Pastures (Monday, March 25 @ 9:00 p.m.) follows farmers as they navigate climate change, industrialization, and mental health issues. 


Cancer Detectives

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Cancer Detectives, airing Tuesday, March 26 @ 8:00 p.m. covers the crusade to prevent cervical cancer deaths. 

NOVA: AI Revolution

NOVA: AI Revolution (Wednesday, March 27 @ 8:00 p.m.) looks at how artificial intelligence applications change lives. 

Full Schedule
Additional kids’ programming is available on the PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel on 5.3.

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Call the Midwife | Season 13 | Streaming February 16

It is now 1969 and more babies are being born in hospital than ever before. Pressure on maternity beds remains extremely high across the country but Poplar is coping better than most due to the work of Nonnatus House and the popularity of home births under the auspices of the Sisters.

We are offering an early 30-day Passport release ahead of the broadcast of each episode for Season 13 (weekly release, not a binge). Example, S13 E1 will be available with Passport on 2/16/24, S13 E2 will be available 2/23/24 with Passport, etc. Binge all six episodes of this series starting on the night of its broadcast premiere with Passport. New episode releases continue on a weekly basis throughout March.

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MASTERPIECE Nolly | All-new Miniseries | Streaming March 17

Helena Bonham Carter stars in Nolly. Nolly reveals the story of Noele “Nolly” Gordon, one of the most famous faces on British TV in the 1960s and 70s, whose unceremonious firing from her hit show at the height of her career was front-page news.

Binge all three episodes of this series starting on the night of its broadcast premiere with Passport.

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MASTERPIECE Alice & Jack | Season 1 | Streaming March 17

Alice & Jack is a love story for the ages. When Alice and Jack first meet they’re bound by a connection so powerful it seems nothing can break it, but will their path lead them to a place of happiness and togetherness? Or will life and their own emotional complexities get in the way? Honest, intimate, and surprisingly funny, the series shows love in all its unexpected, technicolor, kaleidoscopic beauty.

Binge all six episodes of this series starting on the night of its broadcast premiere with Passport.

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Our Miracle Years | Season 2 | Streaming March 22

Follow 3 sisters of an industrialist family in post-war Germany. In a politically, morally and economically destroyed country, these young women reinvent themselves and set the course for their future. In German with English subtitles.

Binge the six-episode season of this drama with Passport.

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What is PBS Passport?

KTTZ Passport is an added benefit for valued donors of public television. With KTTZ Passport, you can enjoy past episodes of many of your favorite PBS and KTTZ-TV shows on demand using your computer, smartphone, or tablet. With a yearly contribution of at least $60 or an ongoing monthly contribution of $5 or more, you can receive this new member benefit.

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