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Taxi Drivers Disagree On Permit Limits But City Council Might Have Final Say

12/15/2017
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San Antonio uses a ratio of one taxi cab for every 1,700 people in the city to determine how many taxi licenses are issued each year, which means there are 886 taxis in the city. Now, a group of independent taxi drivers is asking for the city to remove that cap.

Duration: 00:01:34


Texas Matters: 2018 Election Preview, Observations Of A Harvey Tent City

12/15/2017
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The filing deadline has come and gone for Texas political candidates who are running in the 2018 mid-terms. On this episode of "Texas Matters," we'll look at the re-election bids of Gov. Greg Abbott and Senator Ted Cruz with KERA's Christopher Connelly (0:41); allegations of sexual harassment by Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold (1:49); the 2018 midterms with Harvey Kronberg, founding editor of the Quorum Report (3:00); the return of tourism along the Texas coast (16:46); and a commentary...

Duration: 00:28:59


Texas Coastal Communities Face Challenges Restoring Tourism Economy

12/15/2017
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Three gangly white birds are prodding the marsh with their long beaks at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. And on this Sunday morning, they have an audience. Peering through the rapid shutter snaps of zoom lenses, a flock of bird watchers are enjoying a rare whooping crane performance.

Duration: 00:04:58


Amy Loves Old Things

12/15/2017
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Amy Johnson loves old things, a lot. When one of our storytellers went to the hospital, we were left one short. Amy Rose to the occasion. Listen to astory of her fascinations with the faded, her absorption with the ancient. Read more of her musings on her website .

Duration: 00:08:12


How Toilet Seats Taught Branden Obsessions Weren't So Bad

12/15/2017
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Branden Hart is a San Antonio writer. He has obsessive compulsive disorder which he describes as a "really lame superpower." He has a keen ability to pack for trips, and can worry until he makes himself sick. The small-town Texan recounted the story of moving to San Antonio and how a stoner college roommate and the toilet seat museum helped him figure out just who he was and how to deal with that. You can follow him on twitter @brandenhart.

Duration: 00:10:03


Nathan's Shared Obsession Goes Deep

12/15/2017
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Nathan Cone is the face, brains and voice behind a number of TPR events and programs. He records and produces "Live From Jazz, Texas," "The San Antonio Symphony broadcasts," and the TPR Cinema Series. His story is about how a shared obsession of music with a friend helped define a relationship and how that doesn't change just because one person is gone.

Duration: 00:09:14


My Little Pony Sorta Saved Collin's Life

12/15/2017
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Collin McGrath has a very specific obsession. An obsession that so many men around his age have they even have their own name, The Bronies. Bronies are men fascinated with the show "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic." The Trinity University Junior found himself unexpectedly watching the show with his younger sister one day and connected with its theme of friendship. Collin was struggling at the time with figuring out where his place was in college.

Duration: 00:08:17


Georgia Doesn't Want To Become Her Parents

12/15/2017
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Georgia Erck is a San Antonio writer. Her story, like all great stories, is about family. Georgia was obsessed with not becoming her parents: one an agoraphobic that worried the house would explode, the other never found a microphone he didn't speak into. Fortunately for us, she failed to avoid becoming a little bit of both of them. She didn't appreciate this fact until they were gone.

Duration: 00:11:07


Bernadette's Mother Was The Anti-Tiger Mom

12/15/2017
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It isn't that Bernadette Smith's mom didn't love her and her 8 brothers and sisters, it's just that her cavalier, some might argue distant attitude flies in the face of how we think of mothers. Bernadette assures us it isn't just the fact that she grew up in Ireland, her mother was something of a standout even there. While it may have been tough on Bernie, it is great fun for an audience.

Duration: 00:05:26


Florinda Had An "ESL Moment"

12/15/2017
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Florinda Flores-Brown is a writer and educator from Laredo. Florinda attended UT Austin, which is where this angsty and hilarious story of lust and obsession took place. The unattainable object of young Florinda's affections flipped the script, but she never knew due to what she called "an ESL moment."

Duration: 00:08:59


FRONTERAS: Health Care For Rural Texans; Mexico Housing Corruption; Border Reunion

12/15/2017
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This week on Fronteras: Rural West Texans scramble to try to find affordable health care. Border Patrol finds Guatemalans freezing at border (4:54). The Los Angeles Times uncovers corruption in Mexico’s housing developments (5:47). At a border reunion, a 14-year old boy gets an endearing birthday present (15:46).

Duration: 00:21:30


Ballet, Holiday Music, Culture: Your Weekend Is Here!

12/15/2017
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From ballet to Mexican songs to the Symphony Pops concert, music dominates this weekend in San Antonio.

Duration: 00:01:34


TxDOT Nixes I-35 Toll Road Plan Following Pressure From State Leaders

12/14/2017
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Plans to add toll lanes to sections of Austin and Dallas roadways have been scrapped. The Texas Transportation Commission removed the two projects, following intense pressure from state leaders.

Duration: 00:01:06


Brooke Army Medical Center Takes Action To End Shortage Of Sterile Equipment

12/13/2017
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This past spring, commanders at the Army health system's flagship Brooke Army Medical Center shut down operating rooms and curtailed elective surgeries due to a shortage of sterile equipment. They've since taken steps to fix the problem.

Duration: 00:00:53


Louisiana To Study Interstate Water Sales To Parched Texas Communities

12/13/2017
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Many drought-stricken Texas cities have long searched for alternative sources of water, including asking neighboring states for help. Now Louisiana has approved a measure to begin studying that very idea.

Duration: 00:02:43


Christmas Posada At Pearl: A New Take On An Old Tradition

12/13/2017
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One of the city's newest developments, the Pearl, is teaming with the city's oldest, the Missions, for a new twist on a Christmas posada.

Duration: 00:01:35


Three Months In, New UTSA President Lays Out Vision For Downtown Campus

12/13/2017
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As students at The University of Texas at San Antonio cram for finals week, Taylor Eighmy is preparing for a test of his own: the launch of a major initiative to expand the university’s downtown campus

Duration: 00:03:58


Employee Visions Come To Life During USAA Showcase

12/13/2017
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Shawnta Swindell didn't want to miss the United Services Automobile Association's annual Innovation Day. Her employer hosts these daylong celebrations of employee-driven innovation projects at all their financial service centers. But Tuesday’s event at USAA’s San Antonio headquarters was a problem for Swindell because the research and development employee works remotely, so from New York City she broke out her robot here.

Duration: 00:02:04


What Can Be Done To Curb Teen Birth Rates In Bexar County?

12/13/2017
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Texas has the fifth highest teen birth rate in the country and ranks first for repeat teen pregnancies.

Duration: 00:47:09


Dream Song Tower: 'A Beacon Of Hope' On South Side

12/12/2017
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The first thing you notice about Interstate 35 at South Zaramora is the incessant din of traffic. This is a place designed only for cars and trucks. No trees, no sidewalks, nothing on the human scale. But now a twisted, vaguely tepee-shaped piece of art has added a very human touch.

Duration: 00:04:41

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