Broadcast disruptions in the Basin

A note to our valued Midland and Odessa listeners.  Problems with regional Fiber Access Internet have momentarily disrupted our broadcast signal in the Basin.   We’re hoping to be back on the air shortly.  Thanks for your support and patience!

The Odessa Meteor Crater: A Subtle Feature Tells a Cosmic Story

Five miles west of Odessa, a 600-foot-wide circular hole marks the West Texas landscape. It’s shallow  – just 15 feet deep. The Odessa Meteor Crater is a subtle feature, but it tells an explosive story – with truly cosmic implications. … Continue reading

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Tracing the Salt Road, Where West Texas Geology, History Meet

Beneath the soaring western escarpment of the Guadalupe Mountains, geologic and chemical forces combine to create a resource humans have sought since civilization began: salt.   Indigenous peoples made salt expeditions here for millennia. Spanish invaders sent wagon trains to … Continue reading

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Beneath the Guadalupe Mountains, Traces of an Ancient Salt Road

It is today “so common, so easy to obtain, and so inexpensive that we have forgotten that from the beginning of civilization until about 100 years ago, [it] was one of the most sought-after commodities in human history.” The quote … Continue reading

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Faulting and Fracking: Exploring the History of Earthquakes in West Texas

For this episode, Nature Notes is teaming up with “West Texas Wonders” – a new reporting series where listeners ask questions and Marfa Public Radio finds answers. This question comes from listener Ken Richards. “In Big Bend, you see all … Continue reading

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The Rough-Footed Mud Turtle: A Water-Lover in a Parched Land

For this episode, Nature Notes is teaming up with “West Texas Wonders” – a new reporting series where listeners ask questions and Marfa Public Radio finds answers. What kinds of turtles live around Marfa? The question comes from Nathan Stueve. … Continue reading

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