Marfa Public Radio brings storytelling event to Odessa

first_img WhatsApp Twitter What: Marfa Public Radio live storytelling seriesWhen: 6 p.m. Monday happy hour event, 7:30 p.m. storytelling beginsWhere: The Rose Building, 415 N. Grant Ave. Marfa Public Radio brings storytelling event to Odessa Pinterest Twitter Marfa Public Radio logo All across the Permian Basin, from under pumpjacks and between the mesquite, West Texas has its stories to tell.Marfa Public Radio wants them to be heard.The station is set to host a live storytelling event and happy hour April 2 at The Rose Building downtown, continuing an ongoing event series with its first stop in Odessa.The theme for the Odessa event is ‘All or Nothing,’ with participants encouraged to take to the microphone to share stories with the room about taking risks and going for broke.Events are recorded with stories broadcast on air, and uploaded to Marfa Public Radio’s website.“We see storytelling as one of the most democratic arts,” station producer Diana Nguyen said over the phone Monday. “The whole point of the storytelling event is to bring people closer together.“You find out things about your neighbors, or people you see every day, that you don’t necessarily know about them. We get people to tell true stories about themselves, and it’s really fun.”This event will mark the third of its kind in 2018, after events themed around love were held in Midland and Marfa in February. Last year, the station held storytelling events in Alpine and Marfa, plus a ‘Ghost Town Ghost Stories’ event on Halloween in Terlingua.“We’re trying to do them all over West Texas. The idea is to get a really diverse range of experiences, because people are different all over West Texas,” Nguyen said, adding that the series is hoping to return to Alpine and get to Fort Davis.“We want to do them in as many places as we can.”But now, Nguyen said she is excited to see the event push into Odessa.“It’s a good way for us to connect with our listeners, but a way for us to kind get people to connect with each other,” Nguyen said. “We’re really excited to have it at the Rose Building.“We have a grant from Odessa Arts, and they help sponsor these events that happen in the Permian Basin,” she added. “What it’s kind of turning out to be, every couple of months, or every few months, we’re trying to do one in either Midland or Odessa.”For Monday’s event, doors are set to open at 6 p.m. for the happy hour party featuring a live DJ, with stories beginning at 7:30 p.m. Beer will be provided by program sponsor Big Bend Brewing, Co.The event is free with donations encouraged, as the event runs in conjunction with the start of the station’s spring membership drive.“We are hoping to get some new members and meet some more people,” she said.Those interested in the series can listen in on past events HERE. Nguyen said the station is always looking for more storytellers, and those interested in participating can email [email protected] You Go Marfa Public Radio.Odessa Arts. Pinterestcenter_img More Information Local NewsEntertainment Facebook By admin – March 1, 2018 Previous articleDemocrats to discuss platformsNext articlePerryman says economy booming admin WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Utah State Men’s Basketball Hosts Fresno State Wednesday Night

first_imgThe Aggies are second in giving up only 31 percent shooting for opponents from behind the arc. Written by Tags: Braxton Huggins/Colorado State/Deshon Taylor/Fresno State/Mountain West Conference/Sam Merrill/San Jose State/Spectrum/Utah State Men’s Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Wednesday night, Utah State men’s basketball hosts Fresno State as the 11-4 Aggies ensue in their homestand at the Spectrum. Wednesday’s meeting is the 60th between the schools in history with Utah State leading the all-time series 35-24. Merrill is the only player in the nation to shoot above 50 percent from the field and better than 90 percent at the foul line. The Aggies and Bulldogs are also the most selfless Mountain West teams as Utah State posts 16.3 assists per game and Fresno State is second at 16 assists per contest. The Bulldogs are the top team in the conference in 3-point percentage defense as they only allow opponents to shoot 29.3 percent from range. The Aggies are 1-1 in conference play, having dropped a 72-49 game at Nevada Wednesday and prevailing 79-62 over Air Force Saturday. As the Aggies and Bulldogs tussle, the two top defenses in the Mountain West Conference will be on display. center_img The 11-3 Bulldogs are 2-0 in Mountain West play and have won nine of their last 10 contests. Utah State junior guard Sam Merrill posts 19.3 points per game and has made 23 consecutive free throws. He is currently shooting 93.4 percent (71 of 76) at the foul line and is shooting 50.3 percent from the field. Their conference wins have come against San Jose State (73-53) and Colorado State (78-67). January 8, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Hosts Fresno State Wednesday Night The Aggies lead the conference in surrendering 65.1 points per game (they also score 79.1 points per contest) and Fresno State is second in giving up 65.6 points per game (the Bulldogs score 79.4 points per game). Utah State is currently 7-0 at home on the season and has won their last eight games at the Spectrum. Fresno State continues to be led by complementary guards in redshirt senior Braxton Huggins (17.8 points per game) and senior guard Deshon Taylor (17.4 points per game). Brad Jameslast_img read more