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May—the season of blossoms and beginnings! Students are on the brink of finals, families are eagerly planning summer vacations, and we find ourselves surrounded by the flavors of lavender-infused everything.

In this beautiful month, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to you, our cherished members of the public media family. Join us as we delve into the latest events, stories, opportunities, and public media programming.

Don't miss out. Read on and find out more!

Public Media Giving Days

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Rewatch the Lubbock Mayoral Candidate Forum

Election day in Lubbock is May 4, 2024. For those who were unable to attend our recent Lubbock Mayoral Candidate Forum on April 15 at the Mahon Public Library, you can now watch our live recording to stay informed before heading to the polls.

Stream the live recording now!

Stay Connected: Read & Listen to the Latest News

Today's Report

Brad Burt's latest report shines a spotlight on the recently released Lubbock Police Department crime report that provides insights into Lubbock safety.

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Lubbock Memorial Arboretum

Reporter Samantha Larned and Intern Reporter Olivia O'rand took a stroll through the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum for Arbor Day last Friday, where they also spoke with John Wallis, president of the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum Foundation.

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Pro-Palestine Protests

Brad's recent coverage delves into the pro-Palestine protests at Texas Tech campus. Brad spoke with Asmaa Abushanab, a Texas Tech Student with the Students for Justice in Palestine group, who helped organize the gathering.

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Proposition A

Looking ahead to Election Day this Saturday, May 4th, B provides insights into Project Destiny and Proposition A.

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Coming Soon

Samantha is crafting an in-depth news feature exploring the programs and staffing of student counseling centers across colleges and universities in the greater Lubbock area. Stay tuned!

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Wild Kratts Free Screening at Premiere Cinemas

11AM Saturday, May 4

Join PBS KIDS and Premiere Cinemas for a Free Family Movie Day this Saturday, May 4, at 11AM!

Bring the whole family along for this special free theatrical screening of the brand new Wild Kratt's movie, "Our Blue and Green World."

Tickets are free, and families will receive free PBS KIDS prizes while supplies last!

Last month was full of PBS KIDS fun! Thank you to everyone who joined us for Quality Day of Play at YWCA of Lubbock on April 6, where kids got to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog and participate in engaging activities designed to help children learn and grow.

Featuring Texas Rising Star 3-Star and 4-Star providers, this event showcased what quality play looks like when children learn through play. We even got to give away free books!

Quality Day of Play was presented by the South Plains Early Childhood Education Coalition, a partnership proudly brought to you by PBS KIDS from Texas Tech Public Media, Lubbock Area United Way, YWCA of Lubbock, Lubbock ISD, The Parenting Cottage, Early Learning Centers of Lubbock, and Lubbock-Cooper ISD.

Special thanks again to Workforce Solutions South Plains for generously funding the event!

Our PBS KIDS pop-up at the Lubbock Arts Festival last month was a great success! Thanks to everyone who took the time to chat with us, play, and discover ways to make learning fun.

Want to stay in the know about upcoming PBS KIDS events and opportunities? Join our Lubbock Learning Neighborhood Facebook group!

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Journey to Austria and Germany with Collette Travel

It's Not Too Late!

We still have spots available for those who want to join us on a festive trip to Austria and Germany this Christmas 2024. Learn more on our website at ttupublicmedia.org, or call Collette at 1-800-581-8942. Please refer to booking number #1205992

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. 

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Suranne Jones and Eve Best star as estranged sisters who reunite in the wake of their mother’s death. MaryLand ON MASTERPIECE begins Sunday, May 5 @ 8:00 p.m.


The Longest Goodbye

NASA psychologists prepare astronauts for the isolation of a three-year mission to Mars in INDEPENDENT LENS: Space: The Longest Goodbye airing Monday, May 6 @ 9:00 p.m.

NATURE: Grizzly 399:

Queen of the Tetons

A grizzly bear in Grand Teton National Park tries to raise an unusually large litter. NATURE: Grizzly 399: Queen of the Tetons premieres Wednesday, May 8 @ 7:00 p.m.

NOVA: Secrets in your Data

Two episodes of NOVA premiere this month:

NOVA: Secrets in your Data (Wednesday, May 15 @ 8:00 p.m.) investigates the efforts to maximize the benefits of data without jeopardizing privacy. NOVA: Decoding the Universe: Cosmos (Tuesday, May 22 @ 8:00 p.m.) looks at the discoveries made about space and the mysteries scientists are exploring today.

National Memorial Day

Concert 2024

The National Memorial Day Concert 2024 airs Sunday, May 26 @ 7:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. This annual celebration honors our military and their families.

GREAT PERFORMANCES: Rogers and Hammerstein 8Oth Anniversary Concert: My Favorite Things

GREAT PERFORMANCES: Rogers and Hammerstein 8Oth Anniversary Concert:

My Favorite Things (Friday, May 31, @ 8:00 p.m.) pays tribute to the pioneers of musical theater. 

Full Schedule

Additional kids’ programming is available on our 24/7 PBS KIDS Channel 5.3.

May Features

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Seaside Hotel

MASTERPIECE MaryLand | Miniseries | Streaming May 5

MaryLand is a story about two sisters, about what binds them together and what has driven them apart. Becca and Rosaline find themselves thrown together by the sudden death of their mother, Mary. Trapped on the Isle of Man with each other, the sisters can’t escape the ripple effect of their mother’s decisions, as they discover layer after layer of Mary’s secrets.

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

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COBRA | Season 3 | Streaming May 13

Prime Minister Robert Sutherland is plunged into chaos when an environmental demonstration meets with grave consequences, just as his popularity is plummeting in light of a controversial police-protest bill. As an investigation gets underway, the PM is forced to reckon with the possibility that the most dangerous rebellion has come from within.

Binge the six-episode season of this drama with Passport. This is an early streaming opportunity. The broadcast premiere for Season 3 will be in Summer 2024.

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Seaside Hotel | Season 10 | Streaming May 24

Following the end of WWII, Denmark is free again. Will the residents and owners of this famous Danish hotel see things differently once the Nazis are gone? In Danish with English subtitles.

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

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