The red cockaded woodpecker is an endangered species that has found refuge in the urban ecosystem of the W.G. Jones State Forest. Their champion is Donna Work, a Texas A&M Forest Service Biologist who climbs 40-foot pine trees to check on the birds. Also, the team at the Texas A&M Tele-behavioral Care Program is using virtual counseling to help communities and schools across the Brazos Valley.
9/11 and Red, White and Blue-Out
In tonight’s episode, we’ll meet the Texas A&M System heroes who responded to the World Trade Center more than twenty years ago on 9/11. We’ll talk with the current leader of Texas A&M Task Force One and other Texas A&M Task Force One members about how the terrorist attacks shaped the team.
We’ll also talk to the Aggies who came up with the idea of wearing Red, White and Blue T-shirts to show support for first responders following 9/11. This year, Aggies organized a similar display.
4141/TEEX and Harley Davidson
In tonight’s episode, we’ll visit the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which is now home to the locomotive that carried the late president’s body to its eternal resting place in College Station.
We’ll also take a look at a very special collaboration between Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and trainers from the Texas A&M System who provide world-class training for motorcycle police across the nation.
African American Furniture/Prairie View A&M University
In this week’s episode, we’ll visit the tree-lined campus and Prairie View A&M University to see how it is being reborn under the leadership of President Ruth Simmons.
We’ll also meet a student-designer from Prairie View A&M University and some construction science students from Texas A&M University who collaborated on a museum exhibit that honors African-American heritage.
Rescue Dogs/King Ranch
In this week’s episode, you will meet some mutts who give a whole new meaning to the term “rescue dog.” Few know this, but many of the canines who serve on Texas A&M Task Force One actually were rescued from shelters. We’ll meet one and hear about his extraordinary journey.
We’ll also meet students enrolled in a truly unique master’s degree program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville that uses the famous King Ranch as a laboratory.
Rodeo Team Spirit in Canyon and Stephenville, TX
Up-and-coming rodeo stars from across the country come to Tarleton State University for a chance to compete on the top college rodeo team in the nation. In this episode of Around Texas with Chancellor John Sharp, we meet a few of these young competitors and find out what makes them tick.
Also, Chancellor Sharp sits in-studio with West Texas A&M assistant rodeo team coach Jordan Fabrizio to talk about how a community-based foundation in Canyon called the Three Star Memorial helps keep their team in the saddle.
Texas A&M System Impacting our Oceans
Red snapper populations are up, thanks to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi researchers. Students at Texas A&M-Galveston have a leg up getting jobs in the blue economy. And an immortal jellyfish may hold the secret to longer life for humans.