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UTSA Opens Dorm Wing For First-Generation Students

8/17/2018
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On the fourth floor of Alvarez Hall Friday, Aylin Esparza and her mom, Patricia Sanchez, unpacked a box of sheets to make her bed. The 18 year old freshman has never lived away from her home in Dallas, and she’s hoping her new neighbors will become something of a second family while she’s at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Duration:00:00:58

Texas Matters: Hurricane Harvey Pollution & The Future Of The Rio Grande

8/17/2018
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Hurricane Harvey was followed by a massive release of highly toxic chemicals in the coastal area. Ilan Levin , Texas Director of the Environmental Integrity Project, joins us to discuss how better to prepare for future disasters. Then, Texas Observer environment reporter Naveena Sadasivam (14:46) will talk about a nine-part series called "Shallow Watters," which looks at the impact of global warming on the Rio Grande River.

Duration:00:29:00

Texas Attorney General Refuses To Defend State Ethics Commission In Court

8/17/2018
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has refused to defend the Texas Ethics Commission against a lawsuit, saying the agency itself violates the state’s constitution.

Duration:00:01:18

Fronteras Extra: Schizophrenia 'Is Like Having Eight Television Stations On At All Times

8/17/2018
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Josie Méndez-Negrete is a sociologist and associate professor of Mexican American studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her adult son, Robert Lopez, 47, is schizophrenic. Her 2015 book, “A Life on Hold: Living with Schizophrenia,” recounts their efforts to cope and live with mental illness.

Duration:00:01:22

Fronteras: 'A Life On Hold: Living With Schizophrenia'

8/17/2018
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The National Alliance of Mental Illness reports that Latinos are less likely than people of other nationalities to seek mental health treatment . Josie Méndez-Negrete, sociologist and associate professor of Mexican American studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio, has an adult son who is schizophrenic and joins us to discuss the issue.

Duration:00:21:30

Your Weekend's Here: Party On The Tower Plaza; Zarzuela; & Summer Jazz Wrap Up

8/17/2018
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The is weekend here, and music events are planned throughout the city.

Duration:00:01:42

Julian Castro To Make First Appearance In Iowa Ahead Of 2020 Election

8/16/2018
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There are few actions that suggest a run for higher office — like the presidency — as strongly as making speeches at the Iowa State Fair, which is where San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will be this weekend.

Duration:00:00:50

San Antonio Symphony Opens Rehearsals To Students

8/16/2018
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The San Antonio Symphony 's 2018-2019 season doesn't start until late September, but there's something some parents and students may want to put on their calendars: rehearsals are now open to music students.

Duration:00:01:45

South Texas Braces For Peak Hurricane Season

8/16/2018
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The peak of hurricane season has arrived for San Antonio and South Texas, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service reports August and September are two of the busiest months for tropical storms to move inland from the Gulf of Mexico.

Duration:00:04:09

Judge Allows Proposed Fire Union Charter Amendments On Ballot

8/15/2018
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A Bexar County district court judge has ruled that the City Council may add three city charter amendments proposed by the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association to the November ballot. Judge Cathleen Stryker of the 224th District Court sided with the fire union Wednesday afternoon. She denied a temporary restraining order requested by Secure San Antonio’s Future, a political action committee that opposed the charter amendments. The PAC was seeking to block the City Council from...

Duration:00:00:54

San Antonio Bus Station Becomes Resource Center For Immigrant Families

8/15/2018
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The Greyhound bus station in San Antonio has become a resource center for immigrant families who show up with few belongings and little understanding of what's next for them.

Duration:00:03:23

Texas Judge Dismisses GOP Claim; Gallego Expected To Remain On Ballot

8/14/2018
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A Travis County state judge dismisses Republican claims that the Democratic candidate for Texas Senate District 19 is not a resident of the district.

Duration:00:00:45

Letter Grades For Texas School Districts Released Wednesday

8/14/2018
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When the Texas Education Agency releases its 2018 academic performance ratings Wednesday, school districts will receive a letter grade instead of a pass or fail.

Duration:00:01:15

What Is The History Behind The Alamo Cenotaph & Why Is It So Controversial Today?

8/13/2018
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As plans for the redesign of Alamo Plaza evolve, the Cenotaph monument has become a focal point in debates to renovate the historic battle site.

Duration:00:46:47

San Antonio Encouraging Businesses To Recycle

8/13/2018
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While there are no big profits for businesses in recycling, there are benefits companies might be overlooking, according to a marketing manager with the city’s solid waste management department.

Duration:00:02:01

New School Year, New Management For San Antonio ISD’s Stewart Elementary

8/13/2018
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Every school year brings changes. New teachers. New classmates. But the school year, which began Monday, brought more changes than usual for the students at Stewart Elementary. While their school continues to be a part of the San Antonio Independent School District, the south side elementary is now being managed by charter operator Democracy Prep.

Duration:00:05:05

San Antonio Researchers Aim To Retrain Brains Of Stutterer

8/12/2018
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This is the fifth session for University of Texas at San Antonio sophomore Alesandro Salazar. Each time he sits in this sound booth, wearing a skullcap of sensors, he recites nonsensical phrases from a computer monitor. They’re intended to make him stutter.

Duration:00:04:00

Fronteras Extra: Antonio Sanchez On Improvisation, Inspiration

8/10/2018
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Drummer Antonio Sanchez wrote and performed the music for the 2014 Oscar-winning film “Birdman,” directed by Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Duration:00:02:55

Fronteras: Lessons From 'Hamilton'; Conjunto Rockers; & Scoring 'Birdman'

8/10/2018
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On Fronteras: Texas high school students use lessons learned from the Broadway smash “Hamilton” to create original performance pieces (0:16). A profile of a San Antonio musician who stands at the crossroads of punk and conjunto (4:39). Jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez talks about composing music for the 2014 movie “Birdman” (9:56).

Duration:00:21:30

Texas Matters: Behind The Myths Of The Old West

8/10/2018
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The cattle drive of the Old West was all about connecting the $4 cow in San Antonio with the $40 market in Kansas — and making that connection depended on cowboys. For these saddle tramps, the cattle drive was just a job, but somehow it became an American myth. Tim Lehman’s "Up the Trail" reveals that reality was vastly different than the American myth told in dime novels, TV shows and in song.

Duration:00:28:59