Katie Schoolov

On Fronteras: The attention paid to rape on college campuses has brought fraternity culture under a microscope. Some universities, and even some Greeks, are starting to confront sexual assault related to fraternity life. A journalist has been trekking the length of the entire Rio Grande in an attempt to get people to pay attention to the disappearing river. He hopes the journey will spur a serious discussion about rescuing a river that provides water to millions of people in two countries. As Mexico works to reform its energy industry, cartels are branching into fuel theft. Also, "inaugural poet" Richard Blanco talks about his memoir, "The Prince of Los Cocuyos."

 Texas Democrats are taking a page from the Republican playbook, hoping to boost early voting numbers ahead of the November election by targeting voters that benefit from mail-in ballots.   The party and political experts also sees absentee voting as a way-around Texas’ Voter voter ID Lawslaws.

Ryan E. Poppe

The creation of two specialized bio-containment centers for handling Ebola in Texas led to a debate between leading health officials at the first hearing of Gov. Rick Perry’s Ebola task force.

Six doctors from Texas hospitals and university health systems gave the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response their take on the state’s response to the disease.

New federal restrictions on people traveling from any of three countries on an Ebola high alert aren’t sitting well with Texas Governor Rick Perry, or some on the governor’s Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response.  

Dr. Peter Hotez, an expert on tropical diseases and a member of Gov. Perry’s  task force, agreed that the current restrictions would serve as a way to play down fears. But he added, significantly, that without any advanced screening measures, airport security was likely to only stop one to two cases of Ebola from entering the country.

KTPR Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Oct 22, 2014

Texas Public Radio station KTPR 89.9 FM, serving Snyder, Texas, and the Big Country, is currently experiencing technical difficulties.

Our engineers are aware of the problem and are working on repairs. A new exciter has been ordered and is on its way for installation. We hope to have signal restoration on Friday, October 24.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Our online audio stream of KTPR remains unaffected.