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Get behind the scenes with the journalists reporting for the Express-News. Each week, host Luis Vazquez interviews a reporter for an in-depth account of a popular series or an exclusive story that has everyone talking.

Get behind the scenes with the journalists reporting for the Express-News. Each week, host Luis Vazquez interviews a reporter for an in-depth account of a popular series or an exclusive story that has everyone talking.

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United States

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Get behind the scenes with the journalists reporting for the Express-News. Each week, host Luis Vazquez interviews a reporter for an in-depth account of a popular series or an exclusive story that has everyone talking.

Twitter:

@expressnews

Language:

English

Contact:

210-250-3000


Episodes

Episode 124: Gregg Popovich questions NBA owners

4/15/2021
Express-News sports columnist Mike Finger discusses Spurs coach Gregg Popovich's latest comments on social justice. Read his full column: As Gregg Popovich questions NBA owners, he finds an uncomfortable truth

Duration:00:17:44

Episode 123: Meet Jarrell Flowers

4/14/2021
San Antonio Stories with Vincent Davis introduces you to Jarrel Flowers, a San Antonio musician on a mission to share his faith through hip-hop beats and helping local artists.

Duration:00:18:59

Episode 122: Meet Rhiana Ward

4/14/2021
San Antonio Stories with Vincent Davis introduces you to Rhiana Ward, who works for San Antonio-based engineering consulting firm Raba Kistner, who recently led an excavation team during a preservation project at the Alamo. Ward was one of four full-time women archaeologists on the Alamo crew during the 18-month project.

Duration:00:13:40

Episode 121: Young S.A. dad's journey for a double lung transplant after COVID

4/8/2021
Health and medical reporter Lauren Caruba discusses her dramatic profile of John Vargas, Jr., one of the first recipients of a double lung transplants due to COVID in the country. Read: 'You're not supposed to be here' - At 34, he needed new lungs after COVID wreaked havoc

Duration:00:15:02

Episode 120: `Misunderstood’ and hoping to shed toxic image, Brockhouse rides again in San Antonio mayoral contest

4/4/2021
Senior staff writer Bruce Selcraig joins the show to talk about his profile of Greg Brockhouse "He won’t say if he voted for Trump, calls Mayor Ron Nirenberg boring and phony, and is called “the best retail politician” on the horizon. But can this charismatic, complex candidate unspin a reputation as a sexist bully and political provocateur?"

Duration:00:18:30

Episode 119: Alamo renovation project is moving forward

4/2/2021
Staff writer Scott Huddleston joins the show to talk about the latest on the Alamo restoration project. "The 30-member Alamo Citizen Advisory Committee unanimously approves closing Alamo Street but opening it for Fiesta parades, using pavers to outline original mission/fort location instead of handrails and allowing unrestricted pedestrian access to the plaza." https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/San-Antonio-advisers-OK-Alamo-plan-changes-Alamo-16071228.php

Duration:00:11:25

Episode 118: Meet San Antonio fashion influencer Burgundy Woods

3/31/2021
On the latest San Antonio Stories, Vincent Davis introduces you to Burgundy Woods Growing up on the South Side, Burgundy Woods had visions of creating fashion and design, a passion that drove her to succeed in LA then return to San Antonio, where her company “Style Lush TV,” covers the city’s fashion scene. Read: Burgundy Woods is on the rise as home-grown fashionista, style influencer and champion of unsung fashion heroes

Duration:00:22:49

Episode 117: Arrest of San Antonio fire chief’s son leads to rift between top city leaders

3/31/2021
Criminal justice reporter Emilie Eaton joins the show. Fire Chief Charles Hood accused airport police officers of racial bias when they arrested his teen-age son. It caused a schism between him and Police Chief William McManus. A taxpayer-funded review of the arrest was shrouded in secrecy for months. Read the exclusive Express-News investigation.

Duration:00:12:53

Episode 116: Meet Levi Rodgers

3/25/2021
This week Vincent Davis joins the show to talk to the subject of his latest San Antonio Stories piece Levi Rodgers. Levi is a former Green Beret turned real estate agent in San Antonio. Read Vince's full column https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Former-Green-Beret-survived-IED-explosion-in-16042269.php#photo-20769032

Duration:00:12:03

Episode 115: Freezing on the Streets

3/22/2021
https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/homeless-camps-pandemic-16021629.php

Duration:00:14:08

Episode 114: Freeze wiped out S.A.’s small farms, will require ‘a total reset’

3/2/2021
Express-News food writers Chuck Blount, Paul Stephen and Mike Sutter join the show to discuss their reporting on the effects of the Texas freeze two weeks ago, on local farmers and ranchers. Read the full story: Freeze wiped out San Antonio's small farms, will require ‘a total reset’

Duration:00:10:48

Episode 113: How San Antonio was left in the dark during a winter storm

2/22/2021
The record-setting polar storm that cut San Antonio's power and froze water lines was forecast days in advance, but key city leaders were never told to expect a calamity. Brain Chasnoff and Marina Starleaf Riker join the show to talk about their experience and their reporting.

Duration:00:11:58

Episode 112: Meet San Antonio's downtown drummer

2/8/2021
Host Luis Vazquez is joined by San Antonio Express-News Reporter Vincent Davis and the subject of his latest San Antonio Stories column subject James Gemino. Read the column and see video at https://www.expressnews.com/gemino/

Duration:00:15:06

Episode 111: Extremists in the military

2/3/2021
Senior reporter Sig Christienson joins the show to talk about his latest report on the history of gangs and extremists in the military following the deadly riots at the U.S Capitol on January 6th.

Duration:00:19:49

Episode 110: Developers allowed to skirt tree ordinance

1/22/2021
In the last two years, developers asked for 206 exceptions to the city’s tree ordinance; all were granted, Brian Chasnoff's latest investigative report explains in detail.

Duration:00:15:23

Episode 109: 52 Weeks of Pizza

12/29/2020
As Mike Sutter and Chuck Blount Wrap up their year-long 52 Weeks of Pizza series we take a look at the process, highlights and whats to come for them in 2021

Duration:00:12:39

Episode 108: San Antonio Stories

12/29/2020
Mystery Good Samaritan surprises neighbors with hidden gifts throughout North San Antonio neighborhood Retired San Antonio educator finds peace in building houses for birds and bats Life-long curiosity, spirit of innovation drives San Antonio entrepreneur Youngster and older San Antonio neighbors maintain friendship by way of window in backyard fence San Antonio man recalls glory days of South Texas baseball Honey’s Place on San Antonio’sEast Side a throwback to old nightclubs and soul...

Duration:00:17:47

Episode 107: Fallout from Edingburg high school football player assaulting referee

12/21/2020
Staff writer and Edinburg High School alum David Hinojosa joins the show to talk about the fallout from Edinburg football player Emmanuel Duron's assault on a referee. Edinburg football player who blindsided referee 'sorry for what happened' ‘We’re embarrassed’ — Fallout from high school football player’s assault on referee puts Edinburg under a microscope

Duration:00:14:52

Episode 106: ‘History in the making:’ COVID-19 vaccinations begin

12/17/2020
Investigative reporter Marina Starleaf Riker joins the show to talk about her ongoing coverage of the rollout of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines in San Antonio.

Duration:00:12:10