Special Coverage

Written by lcarter on May 09, 2015

They call it the Train of Death - el Tren de la Muerte,  or simply La Bestia, or the Beast.  It is the life-threatening and life-altering mode of transportation from Central America to the United States for as many as half a million people a year.

Written by Rudy Arispe on May 06, 2015

The 2nd International Music Festival presented by Musical Bridges Around the World (MBAW) includes seven performances by world-class jazz, folk, classical and ethnic musicians and dancers from May 14 to 24 at three venues: Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle; San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza; and the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall at Trinity University, One Trinity Place.

Written by TPR on Apr 30, 2015

Texas Public Radio today announced that award-winning journalist Eileen Pace will be the permanent, local host for Texas Public Radio’s Morning Edition, which airs Monday through Friday from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Pace stepped into the position following the departure of Crystal Chavez in January.

“TPR was prepared to conduct a national search for Crystal’s replacement, but we realized we had the most qualified candidate here among us,” said TPR News Director Shelley Kofler.

Written by deborah.charnes... on Apr 29, 2015

Fifteen years ago Congress officially acknowledged a very troubling fact: this country has a problem with race and health.

At that time, a study by the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine, titled "Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care," confirmed what many of us already knew;  minorities had poorer health and were getting lower-quality care even when factors such as insurance status and income were not involved.

Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 24, 2015

Faith-based groups, lawyers, community leaders and elected officials nationwide are imploring the federal government to release asylum-seeking mothers and their children who are being held in prison-like conditions in South Texas. 

Solidarity with Central American Refugees