West Texas Talk is an interview program on Marfa Public Radio, broadcast Thursdays at 6:00 PM and re-broadcast Fridays at 9:00 AM. 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. Have an idea for a West Texas Talk topic or guest suggestion? Email us at email@example.com.
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
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
Such great reporting!
As a West Texas newbie, this gives me all the info I need on what’s happening in my new home. The reporting and topics are top notch! Even if you aren’t in West Texas, this deserves your time. Thanks for keeping me sane during the pandemic!
Great local show!
I really enjoy the show and its guests. From Lannan residents to local story telling nights, West Texas Talk taps into all different slices of life out here! It is a good way to stay up to date on events and readings that are happening in Marfa, as well as hear about important issues that face the region from experts.