West Texas Talk West Texas Talk is an interview program on Marfa Public Radio, broadcast at 6:30 PM each weekday. West Texas Talk features interviews with community members discussing issues that affect the Big Bend region of Texas, along with upcoming local programs and events. You'll also hear from local and visiting artists, musicians, authors, scientists, and other interesting personalities.
West Texas Talk

West Texas Talk

From Marfa Public Radio

West Texas Talk is an interview program on Marfa Public Radio, broadcast at 6:30 PM each weekday. West Texas Talk features interviews with community members discussing issues that affect the Big Bend region of Texas, along with upcoming local programs and events. You'll also hear from local and visiting artists, musicians, authors, scientists, and other interesting personalities.

Most Recent Episodes

Artists and Politics: A Conversation

In this conversation with host Elise Pepple, artists Carlos Motta and José Parlá discuss Donald Judd's writings about art and politics and describe the responsibilities they feel as artists and citizens to engage with politics in their work. Hosted by Elise Pepple for KRTS

State of the Station: Pandemic Style

The Marfa Public Radio staff pulls back the curtain to show us what it takes to produce content remotely during a pandemic. Elise Pepple, Diana Nguyen, Mitch Borden, Carlos Morales, Jacob Rockey, and Hannah Siegel-Gardner all share stories about working from home and adjusting to the new coronavirus reality. Hosted by Elise Pepple for KRTS

A National Poetry Month Quarantine Check-in

This week's episode features a rebroadcast of an interview with poet Eileen Myles, as well as another installment of 'Pandemic Pantry' with Seth Siegel-Gardner, a conversation between Elise Pepple and Marfa Public Radio DJ 'Lady C,' and a performance by David Beebe of Elvis Costello's 'Running Out of Angels.' Hosted by Elise Pepple for KRTS

A National Poetry Month Quarantine Check-in

Lou Reed, Boquillas, and Pandemic Pantry

The Kitchen Sisters tell story of the Lou Reed archive in New York. Closer to home, Carlos Morales describes steps being taken to support the town of Boquillas during COVID 19, and Seth Siegel-Gardner introduces a new cooking segment called 'Pandemic Pantry'. Hosted by Elise Pepple for KRTS

Pandemic Responses in the Permian Basin

This week's West Texas Talk features the last episode of the pandemic podcast 'Our Show', a conversation between Mitch Borden and Christian Wallace, one interview with Dee Anna Good of Safe Place of the Permian Basin, and another with Guy McCrary about the Permian Basin Area Foundation's emergency relief fund. Hosted by Elise Pepple and Mitch Borden for KRTS

Small Towns & Essential Businesses

This week's episode of West Texas Talk begins with an episode of 'Our Show' by Erica Heilman. Then we'll hear interviews with Julia Caulfield in Telluride, CO, Sam Stavinoha in Marathon, TX, and Ian Lewis in Marfa, TX, as well as a 'Tiny Porch' performance from Jimmy Magliozzi. Hosted by Elise Pepple for KRTS

Living with Quarantine, At Home and Abroad

On this week's West Texas Talk includes an episode of 'Our Show' by Erica Heilman, interviews with Serah Mead, Lesley Villareal, and Gabriela Carballo, and a 'Tiny Porch' performance from Adam Bork. Hosted by Elise Pepple for KRTS

Living with Quarantine, At Home and Abroad

Meditation, Isolation And Porch Songs During The Coronavirus Pandemic

On West Texas Talk this week, General Manager Elise Pepple talks to artist Nick Terry about how to meditate and take a deep breath during a crisis. Then, Pepple talks to Laura Thoms about living at the McDonald Observatory. Laura's ... Continue reading → Hosted by Elise Pepple for KRTS

Meditation, Isolation And Porch Songs During The Coronavirus Pandemic

West Texas And The New Coronavirus: The Latest Developments, Isolation, And How Locals Are Coping

On this special edition of West Texas Talk, we hear from reporters on the ground, healthcare professionals, a parent learning to homeschool her kids and service industry workers who have found themselves out of a job — all in the ... Continue reading → Hosted by Carlos Morales and Elise Pepple for KRTS

West Texas And The New Coronavirus: The Latest Developments, Isolation, And How Locals Are Coping

Diana Nguyen Says Goodbye; Journalist and Writer Amitava Kumar

Elise Pepple and Sally Beauvais interview Diana Nguyen, the outgoing host and executive producer of West Texas Talk. Later on the show, Ian Lewis speaks to journalist and writer Amitava Kumar. They talk about the state of writing fiction and fake news — the subject of Kumar's forthcoming book. Hosted by Elise Pepple & Sally Beauvais, Ian Lewis for KRTS

Diana Nguyen Says Goodbye; Journalist and Writer Amitava Kumar

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