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Human Smuggling or Human Trafficking? They're Two Very Different Crimes

7/26/2017
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The discovery of a stifling tractor-trailer in San Antonio this weekend – packed with nearly 40 undocumented immigrants – is reverberating across the country. Ten people have died as a result of the possible human trafficking incident. Since the case first came to light, some sources in the media have been using the terms 'human trafficking' and 'human smuggling' interchangeably. But they're two very different crimes. "I think people are confused about the difference between human smuggling...

Duration: 00:01:48


County Passes Funds For Technology Talent Position

7/26/2017
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Bexar County Commissioners voted Tuesday to give $180,000 to Tech Bloc, so the organization could create a Chief Talent and Recruitment Officer.

Duration: 00:01:14


San Antonio Trailer Deaths: A Survivor Speaks, Driver Appears In Federal Court

7/26/2017
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At least three survivors of Sunday’s horrific tractor-trailer incident were interviewed by federal authorities. Parts of their stories were listed in the federal complaint filed against the driver James Matthew Bradley, who is now charged with illegally transporting migrants.

Duration: 00:01:42


San Antonio Deaths Prompt Compassion, Gamesmanship From Texas Politicians

7/26/2017
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The tragic heat deaths of 10 people being illegally transported from Laredo to San Antonio prompted compassion and political gamesmanship from Texas politicos.

Duration: 00:02:07


Law Enforcement Leaders Decry Transgender Bathroom Bill

7/26/2017
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Inside the State Capitol lawmakers are debating and voting on the transgender bathroom bill, while outside the building local school and law enforcement officials condemn the legislation.

Duration: 00:01:15


San Antonio Tragedy Refocuses Attention On Human Smuggling In Texas

7/25/2017
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Ten people died in sweltering heat in a semi-trailer that was found early Sunday in a Walmart parking lot on the South side of San Antonio.

Duration: 00:23:56


Borderland Art Exhibit At Centro De Artes

7/25/2017
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A new art exhibit opened recently downtown at Centro De Artes . It's called Icons and Symbols of the Borderlands . "Diana Molina from El Paso has curated this exhibit. They (the pieces exhibited) are specific to the Texas Mexico Border." Debbie Racca-Sittre runs the city's Department of Arts and and Culture and she says these 109 pieces from 25 artists all grew out of the their experiences in the Borderlands. "Some of them are very serious in nature. They focus on the experiences of people...

Duration: 00:01:36


Biotech Startup Takes On the Challenge Of Nipple Reconstruction

7/25/2017
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Surgeons have several options when it comes to rebuilding breasts after surgery related to breast cancer. But for replacing nipples, women have fewer choices. A startup biotechnology company in San Antonio is working to develop a better way to rebuild nipples after cancer surgery. Two young scientists saw a niche and decided to try and fill it.

Duration: 00:04:24


Call For Public Art Creatives, Collaborators Open Until August 16

7/25/2017
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Voter approval of the City's 2017 bond proposal earmarked funding for public art projects within each of the six propositions. Combined with 1 percent of San Antonio's capital improvement program and other ongoing initiatives, these resources could bring new life to local parks, plazas, streetscapes and facilities.

Duration: 00:24:10


Texas Senate Rushes To Pass Most Of Gov. Abbott's Agenda

7/25/2017
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From private school vouchers to property tax reforms, now that the Texas Senate has cleared its requirement of passing a bill that licenses the existence of some state agencies, the game is on to pass the other priorities Gov. Greg Abbott outlined ahead of this summer’s special session. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who presides over the senate, intends to pass 10 to 12 of Gov. Abbott’s 19 additional special session items within a 24 hour period . State Sen. Larry Taylor, a Houston-area Republican...

Duration: 00:01:05


Vigil Honors Those Found In Deadly Trailer Incident

7/25/2017
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Immigrant rights activists called the deaths of immigrants found in a trailer over the weekend "a senseless tragedy" at Sunday night's candlelight vigil honoring the victims.

Duration: 00:02:17


City Year Prepares For New Term Serving Thousands Of San Antonio Students

7/24/2017
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Almost 90 City Year AmeriCorps members will start a new round of service Monday in elementary, middle and high schools across San Antonio.

Duration: 00:47:39


'Art In Transit' Installation Opens At Five Points

7/24/2017
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Artist Diana Kersey built five towering circular ceramic pieces for VIA's Art in Transit Program at the bustling Five Points area, on Fredericksburg and N. Flores just Northwest of downtown.

Duration: 00:01:36


TPR Lifeline: Diabetes And Oral Health

7/24/2017
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Diabetes affects one in seven adults in Bexar County. Of the 1400 diabetic patients Methodist Healthcare Ministries helped in the last two years, more than half required care from the dental department. In today’s TPR Lifeline, Bioscience-Medicine reporter Wendy Rigby talks to the Dental Director of Methodist Healthcare Ministries, Dr. Philip Brown, about the connection between diabetes and oral health.

Duration: 00:04:04


At Least Nine Dead In Apparent Human Smuggling Tragedy In San Antonio

7/23/2017
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Update: 5:30 PM: This story has been updated throughout to reflect new information from the U.S. Department of Justice. A previous version and headline said ten were deceased. As of 5:30 PM, the deceased are nine in total. All are adult males. Thirty survivors were found in the trailer. Another survivor was found in the woods nearby. At least nine people are dead after more than 30 people, including two teenagers, were discovered in a semi-trailer in San Antonio as part of an apparent human...

Duration: 00:01:25


Relocating The Travis Park Confederate Monument - Should It Be Done?

7/22/2017
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In the heart of one of San Antonio’s oldest parks is a towering Confederate Monument erected thirty years after the civil war. Most visitors to Travis Park only pay passing attention to it, but in the last two years the 40 foot structure has become the subject of scrutiny as the people across the United States question the meaning of confederate landmarks. At least two council people would like to see the monument moved to a museum and community support may be growing. The 147-year-old...

Duration: 00:05:01


San Antonio Physician Specializes In John McCain's Cancer

7/22/2017
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Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has been diagnosed with a brain tumor called glioblastoma. A renowned expert in this type of cancer treats patients and researches new therapies at UT Health San Antonio . McCain, 80, has been a prominent figure in Washington for years, waging political battles. His latest fight is against a deadly form of brain cancer called glioblastoma.

Duration: 00:01:32


Texas Matters: Cutting Teen Pregnancy Funds And Looking For Maternal Mortality Answers

7/22/2017
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Segment #1 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently began notifying teen pregnancy institutions that their federal funds are being cut to the tune of about $200 million. Many of these programs were awarded five-year grants during the Obama administration but now, they are told one year of funding remains. Texas has the highest number of teen parents in the nation and the state has the fifth highest rate of teen pregnancy. Texas is also number one for repeat teen...

Duration: 00:28:59


FRONTERAS: Mexican Journalists In Danger; Border Wall Suit; Respecting Pronunciation Of Names

7/21/2017
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This week on Fronteras: Increasing danger for journalists covering organized crime across the border in Mexico. Environmentalists file against the U.S. government claiming President Trump’s border wall will harm endangered species. Are confederate monuments a symbol of racism? Performer and social activist Irma Herrera makes the case for respecting the pronunciation of a person’s name. For refugee students, getting through school can be tough. That’s why a Dallas couple says they’re...

Duration: 00:21:30


Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?

7/21/2017
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A person’s name can be a point of contention, especially when it’s pronounced incorrectly. If your name is long, perhaps you shorten it. Or if you are Hispanic, perhaps you don’t mind an Anglicized version…take “peh-REZ” instead of “PEH-rez.” TPR’s Norma Martinez spoke to writer, performer, and social activist Irma Herrera, whose one-woman show “Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name” encourages people to embrace the names with which they were blessed.

Duration: 00:04:48

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