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Lubbock--the vibrant hub of West Texas

Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas
Thomas Wilmer

 80 percent of Texas grapes are grown here. Twenty five percent of the country’s cotton, and yes, beef is big here too.

And this is why Lubbock is the home of the National Ranching Heritage Center, but Lubbock is much more than Ag.

Texas Tech State University’s 40,000 undergrads add a vibrancy to downtown nightlife. 

This is the home of Buddy Holly, and his legacy lives on in Lubbock’s happening music scene. Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a conversation with Lubbock Mayor, Dan Pope.

This is first installment of a nine-part Lubbock podcast series. Check back on the NPR Podcast, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer for Lubbock visits with the director of the Museum of Texas Tech, Evie Mae’s Pit Barbeque, the Silent Wings Museum showcasing the WWII Glider program, the Bayer Museum of Agriculture and much more.

JJJ Chop House & Brew Lubbock TX
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Trendy diners with live music in downtown Lubbock, Texas

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Lubbock Cowboy
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Lubbock, Texas Cowboy


Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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