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San Antonio Students Walkout On Anniversary Of Columbine

4/20/2018
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Hundreds of students at several different San Antonio schools called for an end to gun violence Friday by participating in walkouts and on-campus events. For many who participated, ending gun violence means tightening gun control.

Duration:00:00:55

Texas Matters: Too Much Plutonium At Pantex & The Great Depression, Deportation

4/20/2018
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On This episode of "Texas Matters": There's too much plutonium in Texas. The Pantex facility near Amarillo has so much of the nuclear material that it has exceeded storage capacity. We look at the forgotten episode in the Great Depression when 500,000 Mexicans and Mexican Americas were forced out of the nation. We'll revisit how the story was covered at the time by three newspapers in San Antonio (09:30).

Duration:00:29:00

Fronteras: National Guard On Border; Tarrant County; Border Mural ; & 'Tacos Literacy'

4/20/2018
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This week on Fronteras, National Guard troops arrive on the border, and students expand their knowledge of Mexican food culture through “taco literacy”’ President Trump has called for National Guard members to deploy to the U.S.-Mexico border. Troops are making their way into South Texas (0:00). Tarrant County partners with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to enforce immigration law (4:28). A mural of a Mexican abuela peers down on the West Texas border town of Presidio (9:00)....

Duration:00:21:30

Fiesta Fun For All — Your Weekend Is Here

4/20/2018
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Fiesta weekend is upon us, and here are a few ideas about where to go and what to do.

Duration:00:01:38

San Antonio Teacher Placed On Leave After Assigning Students To List Benefits Of Slavery

4/20/2018
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Eighth graders at Great Hearts Monte Vista North charter school Wednesday were assigned homework that suggested there is a positive side to slavery. The students were told to give a balanced view of the life of slaves by listing the pros and cons.

Duration:00:01:15

Expansion Of Texas Medical Marijuana Laws Gaining Traction Among Lawmakers

4/19/2018
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An effort to expand Texas’ medical marijuana law seems to be gaining traction among state agencies, lawmakers and possibly the governor. Advocates are pushing the state to authorize medicinal cannabis treatment for more medical conditions.

Duration:00:04:22

Sen. Ted Cruz Presses Air Force Officials On Pilot Shortage

4/19/2018
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Last year, the Air Force reported a shortage of approximately 2,000 pilots, including about 950 fighter pilots. Much of pilot training occurs in Texas at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph and Sheppard Air Force Base. At a hearing on Air Force modernization in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, questioned Air Force leaders on their efforts to fix the problem.

Duration:00:00:55

Medal Up For Fiesta With This Podcast

4/19/2018
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In this episode of TPR’s Fiesta podcast, hosts Asia Ciaravino and Angela McClendon Johnson learn all about what to wear to your favorite Fiesta event. Breathable fabric, big hats, and a sash full of medals. What? Jack Morgan explains the history behind the Fiesta tradition, and then TPR’s Joey Palacios confesses his obsession with collecting the shiny tokens. Finally Asia visits with Graciela Carillo, owner of Graciela’s Creations , to learn all about the colorful hats and dresses she’s...

Duration:00:38:16

U.S. Supreme Court Set To Hear Texas Redistricting Case

4/18/2018
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In less than a week, U.S. Supreme Court justices will hear a Texas redistricting case that has been floating through the federal court system for almost a decade.

Duration:00:01:24

Rio Grande Valley Prepares For National Guard

4/18/2018
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It’s been just over a week since the governors of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California committed to sending around 2,000 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border. That’s in response to a call to action by President Trump, who says there’s been an uptick in illegal border crossings and drug trafficking. Some 900 troops have already arrived, but operations are not yet fully underway.

Duration:00:03:56

App Takes Controversy Out Of 'Redesigning' The Alamo

4/18/2018
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Since last May, Alamo Plaza has been embroiled in debate over how the site will be redesigned. Organizers hope the plan will return Alamo Plaza to its former grandeur. It may include moving the 1936 Cenotaph and the Alamo Defenders to a nearby park, where historians believe the soldiers' bodies were burned. But moving the 60-foot monument to that site doesn't sit right with many Texans.

Duration:00:02:46

SAISD Board Approves Performance-Based Layoffs

4/17/2018
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The board of trustees for the San Antonio Independent School District Monday night approved trimming teacher and administrator positions from its payroll next school year. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the district will lay off any teachers or assistant principals.

Duration:00:01:00

UTSA Guitar Program Holds Showcase This Week

4/16/2018
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The University of Texas at San Antonio guitar program is featuring several student guitarists in recitals starting Monday.

Duration:00:01:34

Our Hosts Enter A Fiesta Food Coma

4/16/2018
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If Fiesta is San Antonio’s “Party with a Purpose,” then consuming large amounts of portable food is just behind helping charities when it comes to defining just what that purpose is. From corn-in-a-cup to chicken-on-a-stick, San Antonians love to scarf down Fiesta food (and think about the after-effects later, hopefully at the gym!. In this episode of TPR’s official* Fiesta podcast, hosts Asia Ciaravino and Angela McClendon Johnson spin the “Wheel of Fiesta Foods” and reminisce about with...

Duration:00:40:43

What Will It Take To Revive San Antonio's Northeast Corridor?

4/15/2018
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A four-mile stretch of San Antonio's Northeast side has been the center of a years-long revitalization project since 2014.

Duration:00:48:10

HemisFair '68 Transformed A City & A Community

4/13/2018
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HemisFair ‘68 opened on April 6 , 1968, in a San Antonio very different from the city we know today.

Duration:00:02:18

'Latino Faces' Pop-Art Exhibit Opens In San Antonio

4/13/2018
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Finding the Art Legacy Gallery in San Antonio is a challenge. Located at 18503 Sigma, it’s in the lobby of a strip mall with no signage declaring its existence. But upon entering, you’re greeted by a Warhol-inspired, pop-art portrait of an older man sticking out his tongue. What’s most striking is his bright pink tongue and blue shirt. Everything else is gray. That’s famed author Gabriel García Márquez.

Duration:00:04:23

Fronteras Extra: 'We Did Everything We Could To Honor ... His Sacrifice'

4/13/2018
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Mario R. Ortiz, district director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has been working for the agency for 30 years. In that time, he’s heard countless stories of inspiration from the immigrants he’s encountered while processing their applications for green cards or citizenship. Ortiz was particularly touched by a noncitizen he was not able to help. “When someone is not yet a U.S. citizen and they are killed in action, their family members are entitled to a posthumous certificate...

Duration:00:03:20

Texas Matters: Constitutional Crisis; Maternal Mortality Mishap; & Future Of SNAP

4/13/2018
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On this episode of “Texas Matters”: How are anti-Trump activists preparing for the possibility that President Trump will fire special prosecutor Robert Mueller? New data shows that the Texas maternal mortality problem isn’t as bad as it was thought. So now what (11:10)? How the Farm Bill could take away benefits from the poor in Texas (22:50).

Duration:00:29:00

Straus Critical Of Texas Enterprise Fund, Says Plan Favors Dallas-Fort Worth Area

4/13/2018
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Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is concerned a special grant program doesn't help Texas businesses equally, and he shared those concerns with Gov. Greg Abbott.

Duration:00:01:28

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