The KTRU Rice Radio archive includes audio created by the student radio station from 1969 - 2005, covering a variety of searchable topics, such as: news, sports, interviews, musician interviews, and speeches and lectures.

To learn more about the Rice University KTRU Radio records and their complete contents, please visit our detailed inventory.

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  • Chicken Skin Music - Porky Cohen 

    KTRU, Rice Radio (1982-06-13)
    Contents include: On "Chicken Skin Music," Porky Cohen and Roomful of Blues talk about their careers, influences, and new music.
  • Chicken Skin Music - Clairseach 

    KTRU, Rice Radio (1981)
    Contents include: On "Chicken Skin Music," Charlie and Ann Heymann talk about how they find their songs, the history of the Gaelic harp, and their musical experience.
  • Chicken Skin Music - The Neville Brothers 

    KTRU, Rice Radio (1982-5-18)
    Contents include: On "Chicken Skin Music," Art and Ivan Neville talk about new music, influences, New Orleans, "Fiyo On The Bayou," The Meters, and songwriting.
  • Death Penalty Debate 

    KTRU, Rice Radio (1999-11-09)
    Contents include: Death Penalty Debate featuring Mandy Welch and Dr. Baruch Brody. The debate took place during Rice Amnesty International's Death Penalty Awareness Week.
  • Gomez interview 

    KTRU, Rice Radio (1998-10)
    Contents include: KTRU DJ interviews Gomez about their Mercury Prize, blues influences, Ben Harper, other genre influences, Massive Attack, Santana, touring, history, writing new music, favorite cereal, breakfast, groupies, ...
  • Richard Cagle and Randall Jamail interview 

    KTRU, Rice Radio (1997)
    Contents include: A KTRU DJ talks to Richard Cagle and Randall Jamail of the Artist Management Group about musical talent in Houston, promotion issues, collaboration, a good band, why bands need a manager, why bands might ...
  • Finn Taylor interview 

    KTRU, Rice Radio (1997)
    Contents include: A KTRU DJ talks to Finn Taylor about this new movie "Dream with the Fishes," Sundance Film Festival, directing for the first time, re-writing his screenplays, movie soundtrack.
  • Flap - Minnie Bruce Pratt 

    KTRU, Rice Radio (1995-10-30)
    Contents include: On "Flap," Shaila Dewan talks to Minnie Bruce Pratt about butch/femme, gender expression, traditional roles, her childhood, her mother, writing, and losing custody of her children based on her sexuality. ...
  • KTRU News interview 

    KTRU, Rice Radio (1995-02)
    Contents include: (00:01) Fred Wen and Melissa Jacobs talk to Jeanie Eller about the National Education Association, NEA being a union, disagreeing with their platform, education system a monopoly, rote methodization, ...
  • Flap - Robert Svoboda 

    KTRU, Rice Radio (1995)
    Contents include: On "Flap," Shaila Dewan talks to Dr. Robert Svoboda about Ayurveda, diet, exercise, sexism, and feminism.
  • Flap - Don Carroll 

    KTRU, Rice Radio (1995-04-29)
    Contents include: On "Flap," Shaila Dewan talks to Don Carroll about fishing, "Art Lies" with Mark Allen, art writing, In the middle, Tim Carroll reads from his work in progress "Schooled in the Panic." Airborn University,
  • Flap - Debra Anapol 

    KTRU, Rice Radio (1955-04-15)
    Contents include: On "Flap," Debra Anapol of the Abundant Love Institute talks about polyamory.
  • Flap - Lisa Carver 

    KTRU, Rice Radio (1995-02)
    Contents include: On "Flap," Lisa Carver talks about Suckdog, Rollerderby, sexuality, her upcoming book, Kurt Cobain, Riot Grrrl movement, Little House on the Prairie, relationship with the media, and feminism.
  • H. Ross Perot speech 

    KTRU, Rice Radio (1990-03-21)
    Contents include: H. Ross Perot speech in Grand Hall of the Rice Memorial Center. He talks about how students should lead change in the declining U.S. The first part of the speech has been lost. This is the second part. ...
  • Carlene Davis and Tommy Cowan interview 

    KTRU, Rice Radio (1987)
    Contents include: A KTRU DJ talks to Carlene Davis and Tommy Cowan about growing up, motivations, Rastafarians, racism, misconceptions, Steel Pulse, African identity, marketing, Bob Marley, songwriting, Jimmy Cliff, family ...
  • Hege V interview 

    KTRU, Rice Radio (1987)
    Contents include: A KTRU DJ talks to George Hamilton V of Hege V about how the band started, the Hearse of Tears tour, country rock genre, music inspiration, songwriting, having a famous father, the Allman brothers, being ...
  • Steve Jones interview 

    KTRU, Rice Radio (1987-06-12)
    Contents include: A KTRU DJ interviews Steve Jones, former Sex Pistols member, about "Mercy," touring, future plans, moving to L.A., drug addiction, Rock Against Drugs, punk scene, "Quadrophenia, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, ...
  • Promos 

    KTRU, Rice Radio (1986)
    Contents include: DJs perform various promos for T-shirts and KTRU Movie Madness.
  • Pres. Jimmy Carter speech 

    KTRU, Rice Radio (1987-02-16)
    Contents include: For the Rice Institute for Policy Analysis, Pres. Jimmy Carter speaks at the Grand Hall in the Rice Memorial Center. In a speech entitled, "Policy and Management in the White House," Pres. Carter talks ...
  • Howard Henry Baker, Jr. speech 

    KTRU, Rice Radio (1987-03-26)
    Contents include: Howard Henry Baker, Jr. addresses the University Associates dinner. He talks about his new position as Chief of Staff, his political career in Washington, Pres. Ronald Reagan's convictions, decreasing ...

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