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Re-imagining The Alamo: Master Plan Faces Major Vote

10/18/2018
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After three years of public input and revisions, the Alamo Master Plan goes before the San Antonio City Council Thursday.

Duration:00:05:01

San Antonio's Struggle To Keep Flood Waters At Bay

10/17/2018
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It was 20 years ago this week that a flood caused 25 deaths and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. Nearly 16 inches of rain fell across the region in just five days, but much of San Antonio was spared, according to a city official.

Duration:00:02:39

Contaminated Food Injures 48 Million Americans Every Year

10/17/2018
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The spread of bacteria, viruses, chemicals – and even parasites – through food is thought to be an unlikely hazard when eating out or shopping at the grocery store, but it's not unheard of.

Duration:00:39:41

San Antonio State Rep Becomes A Teacher For A Day

10/16/2018
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Students in Churchill High School’s AP government class had a guest teacher Tuesday: State Representative Diego Bernal.

Duration:00:00:46

How Do You Feel About Facebook? For Many, It's Complicated

10/16/2018
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Is America changing its relationship status with Facebook?

Duration:00:40:06

The Science Of Addiction And Bexar County’s Opioid Task Force 1 Year Later

10/15/2018
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Drugs overdoses are now the leading cause of death for people under the age of 50 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Duration:00:39:52

Rockdale: The Tiny Texas Town That's Turning To Bitmining

10/15/2018
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Rockdale, Texas, was chosen as the site for what some describe as the biggest bitcoin mine in the country. A Chinese company plans on bringing 400 jobs, while investing $500 million in the mine, which is where rows of computer processors solve complex computations and are awarded digital currency. This comes after a series of booms and busts for this town of 5,600 people.

Duration:00:04:42

Texas Matters: Paxton's Legal Limbo; Yard Sign Seizure; & Indigenious People's Day

10/12/2018
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When Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced his re-election bid, he highlighted many of his accomplishments from his years in office. What he left out was his indictment on three felony charges. We talk to Texas Observer staff writer Michael Barajas about his case. Then, a homemade political yard sign caught the attention of Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. So much so, it was seized by police (11:00). And finally, here in Texas, folks opt to observe Indigenous People’s Day...

Duration:00:28:59

Historic Maverick-Carter House Now Open To Public

10/12/2018
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The historic Maverick-Carter House has opened its doors to the public for the first time on Tuesday.

Duration:00:04:34

Pete Flores Sworn In As State Senator For Senate District 19

10/12/2018
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Pete Flores, the Republican who won the seat for Senate District 19, was officially sworn into office Friday. Credit Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio Edit | Remove Pete Flores, the Republican who won the seat for Senate District 19, was officially sworn into office Friday.

Duration:00:00:51

The Headbanging History Of Heavy Metal Music In San Antonio

10/12/2018
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Decades ago, San Antonio was called the "Heavy Metal Capital of the World," when a particular sound of fist-pumping rock 'n' roll had music-lovers headbanging through South Texas and beyond.

Duration:00:39:45

Fronteras: Texas Labor Strikes & San Antonio's Secret History

10/12/2018
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In 1938, 10,000 pecan shellers in San Antonio went on strike . These were not your typical blue-collar workers. They were women; they were children; they were the elderly; and they were poor. But primarily, they were Mexican. On this episode of Fronteras, we talk to filmmaker Anne Lewis about her new documentary, “A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas)” (0:16). Then, TPR’s David Martin Davies tells us about the “secret history" of San Antonio (12:34).

Duration:00:21:31

Fronteras Extra: Texas Labor Actions Lead To Reform

10/12/2018
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Filmmaker Anne Lewis creates films that focus on social action, human rights, and environmental justice. Her new documentary, “A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas),” covers two monumental worker uprisings in the Lone Star State: the 1938 Pecan Shellers strike, and a 1987 march by Stephen F. Austin University employees in Nacogdoches.

Duration:00:02:00

2018 Elections: Bexar County District Attorney

10/12/2018
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Bexar County voters will elect a new district attorney when they go to the polls Nov. 6. The county’s next top prosecutor will either be Republican Tylden Shaeffer or Democrat Joe Gonzales.

Duration:00:02:07

Plan To Redesign San Antonio's Alamo Plaza Clears Hurdle

10/11/2018
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San Antonio’s Historic Design and Review Commission and the Planning Commission approved changes to Alamo Plaza Wednesday night.

Duration:00:01:09

Archdiocese Of San Antonio To Investigate Abuse Claims Dating Back To 1950

10/10/2018
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The archbishop of San Antonio announced Wednesday a list of priests in the archdiocese "credibly accused" of sexual abuse of minors will be released by Jan. 31.

Duration:00:00:54

Bexar County's Next District Attorney: Gonzales Or Shaeffer?

10/10/2018
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Texas Public Radio's "The Source" is hosting a series of forums with candidates leading up the 2018 midterm elections.

Duration:00:50:05

Council Members Deny Claims Made By Fire Union President On New Secret Recording

10/9/2018
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The Go Vote No Campaign, which opposes the San Antonio Professional Firefighter’s Associations proposed city charter amendments, has released another secret recording of what it says is fire union President Chris Steele.

Duration:00:01:03

Heather, Will You Go With Me?

10/9/2018
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Heather Armstrong was in love. She was also very tall. She was also very ugly (her words). In this tale of middle school infatuation, love is a battleground and your friends aren't who you think. In the end, Heather prevails in one of the funniest stories to come to the Worth Repeating Stage. This story was recorded at Brick at Blue Star on October 2 as part of Worth Repeating 's "Suckerpunch" show.

Duration:00:08:12

Katie Has A Baby

10/9/2018
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Katie Kilpatrick's story is about how fierce you have to be to be a Mom. This tale takes us through not one, but two high-stakes births, where Katie may lose a child or herself in the process. Along the way she talks of fear, confusion, and a lot of time in the neonatal intensive care unit. This story was recorded at Brick at Blue Star on October 2 as part of Worth Repeating's "Suckerpunch" show.

Duration:00:09:34