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.

Series

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39 Pieces

Nature Notes explores the natural world of the Chihuahuan Desert.

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5 Pieces

Marfa Public Radio presents a radio documentary show about the strange things that happen in everyday life.


Latest Pieces

Caption: Horned lizards get water from the ants they eat., Credit: Cathryn Hoyt
Animals have adapted to surviving with little or no water during the Chihuahuan Desert's dry winter and spring. How do they do it?

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2010
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Giant cane dominates the muddy banks of the Rio Grande in many places., Credit: Megan Wilde
Sediment is slowly choking the Rio Grande in the Big Bend region of Texas, causing more frequent floods and making it easier for invasive plants to...

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2010
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Maple seeds can fly with their papery propellers. , Credit: Cathryn Hoyt
You might think of plants as immobile, but they've evolved diverse strategies to scatter their offspring far and wide. What are some dispersal tact...

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  • Added: Nov 11, 2010
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Quaking aspens in Big Bend National Park, Credit: James Zech
With their towering white trunks and fluttering leaves, quaking aspens are icons of the Rocky Mountains. Yet every fall, aspen stands paint West Te...

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  • Added: Nov 11, 2010
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
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The real life version of "Field Of Dreams" takes place in Alpine, Texas in the 1940s and 50s. This is a story about a man, his baseball field and ...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2010
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: An infected little brown bat., Credit: Ryan von Linden/New York Department of Environmental Conservation
A fungal disease has been destroying bat colonies in the northeastern United States and is now spreading south and west across the country. What is...

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2010
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A Rio Grande silvery minnow, Credit: Aimee Roberson/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
These tiny fish disappeared from Texas almost fifty years ago. But today, silvery minnows swim again in the Big Bend reach of the Rio Grande. What ...

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2010
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A triops in Big Bend Ranch State Park., Credit: Cathryn Hoyt
When rain falls in the desert, these tiny crustaceans seize the day.

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2010
  • Length: 04:31
  • Purchases: 2
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Short and sweet. Legendary rocker, Lou Reed, and famed art photographer, Ralph Gibson, collaborated on the film 'Red Shirley'. It premiered at the ...

  • Added: May 17, 2010
  • Length: 14:12
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How border closings affect economic life in both countries.

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2007
  • Length: 15:00
  • Purchases: 1